Merseyside girl hurt in snowboard accident in Parbold

A teenage girl from Merseyside has been airlifted to hospital with serious head and back injuries after crashing into a barbed wire fence on a snowboard.

She was picked up by air ambulance after a member of the public flagged down a passing police patrol car near Parbold Hill, Lancashire.

The 16-year-old girl is now being treated at the Royal Preston Hospital.

Snow caused travel disruption across much of the UK but Lancashire avoided the heaviest snowfall.

Gritters were out as more snow was forecast over the weekend and into the start of the week.

Gritting took place on priority routes in Preston, Chorley, South Ribble, and West Lancashire.

The snow disrupted some of the weekend's football fixtures.

Accrington Stanley FC's home match with AFC Wimbledon has been cancelled.

And Preston North End's trip to Yeovil was called off as was Fleetwood Town's trip to Barnet.

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