Padiham bypass smash causes commuter chaos

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A CAR crash caused traffic chaos for commuters on the busy Padiham bypass this morning.

A green Volkswagen Golf and a black Ford Fiesta collided at the junction of Higham Hall Road and the A6068 Barrowford Road at around 7-20 a.m.

Police were forced to hold up traffic to conduct a clear-up operation which caused tail backs.

Both drivers were taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital for a precautionary check-up. The bypass was re-opened at around 9 a.m.