Three injured after oil tanker flips on its side on busy road

Three people were injured after an oil tanker flipped on its side on a busy Clitheroe road this morning.

Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 12:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 12:40 pm
Four fire crews were called out after an oil tanker and a van collided in Clitheroe this morning resulting in an oil spillage on a busy road.
Four fire crews were called out after an oil tanker and a van collided in Clitheroe this morning resulting in an oil spillage on a busy road.

The incident happened at around 10-30am on the Pimlico Link Road when the tanker, carrying heating oil, collided with a van.

Oil was spilled onto the road which was later closed at the junction with the A59 while fire crews from Clitheroe, Great Harwood, Burnley and Preston mounted a clear up operation.

Police are still at the scene investigating the accident.