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Major road closed after truck flips onto side in crash

A major road out of Liverpool was partly closed after a pickup truck flipped on its side. A specialist team from the fire service had to rescue the driver from the overturned Ford Ranger 4×4 after it collided with a Ford Mondeo on Derby Road, Kirkdale[1] . Police and ambulance services also attended the crash at around 10am this morning, near Sandhills railway station and the junction with Sandhills Lane.

Both drivers are reported to have escaped without serious injuries, but the 4×4 driver was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to hospital for further checks. Dramatic photos of the scene show the battered front of the Ford Mondeo and car parts strewn across the road next to the overturned truck.

Car crash on Derby RoadCar crash on Derby Road

Slow traffic was reported as the road was partially closed northbound, with cars diverted down Sandhills Lane, but it reopened shortly after 12pm. A Merseyside Police[2] spokesman said: “We were called at 9.58am to a two-vehicle road traffic collision involving a Ford Mondeo and a Ford Ranger 4×4 pickup truck.

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“The road was closed heading out of the city, and traffic is being diverted down Sandhills Lane.

The scene of the accidentThe scene of the accident

“Ambulances attended and the pickup truck driver was treated at the scene.

But neither driver is reported to have suffered serious injuries.” A Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service spokesman added: “We sent two fire engines and a search and rescue team to the scene.

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“We were alerted to the collision at 10am and were on scene by 10.03am. It was at the Derby Road near the junction with Sandhills Lane.

“Two vehicles on the open road were involved. One was on its side, and the fire service stabilised the vehicle and removed the windscreen.

Emergency services called out to Derby RoadEmergency services called out to Derby Road

“One driver was helped out of the vehicle, and was taken to the Royal Liverpool hospital for precautionary checks. Both drivers were checked over by paramedics.

“We remained on scene until 10.48am.”


  1. ^ Kirkdale (www.liverpoolecho.co.uk)
  2. ^ Merseyside Police (www.liverpoolecho.co.uk)

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