Bypass accident

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A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car ended up down an embankment.

Police, the fire service and the ambulance service attended the Heysham bypass near the Middleton Road roundabout at 7pm on Thursday.

A red Peugeot 206 had gone down an embankment with two people inside. A 28-year-old man, the driver, was taken to hospital with minor injuries and was later arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

The passenger also suffered minor injuries.

Lorries and cars were turned back whilst the accident was investigated, said an eyewitness. The road was closed for three hours until 10pm, police said.