Man crashes into Southport lamppost on Manchester Road

A man is being treated for head injuries after the car he was driving crashed into a lamppost in Southport in the early hours.

The 27-year-old hit the post on Manchester Road at the junction with Lord Street at 0405 BST.

He was taken to Southport General Hospital where he is also being treated for lacerations to his body.

Fire crews were called to the scene to disconnect the damaged car's battery to ensure it did not become a fire hazard.

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