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Speeding driver in hospital after crashing into house

Scene of the crash in Leyland Photo: Rob Smith

A 54-year-old driver from Leyland is in a serious condition in hospital after crashing a car into a house following a high-speed police chase.

A black Mitsubishi Animal vehicle was seen speeding and driving erratically by police on Flensburg Way, Leyland at 12:20am this morning.

One marked and one unmarked police vehicle pursued the car but the driver of the Mitsubishi lost control and crashed into a house on Longmeanygate, Leyland.

Map of the crash Credit: ITV Granada

The vehicle and driver were trapped in the wall of the building before being released by fire crews.

The driver was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital where his condition is described as serious.

An investigation into the circumstances of the incident is underway.

The collision will be subject to a referral to the IPCC

The family were renovating this room before it was destroyed Credit: Rob Smith