An appeal is underway after a man driving a Tesla carrying four children crashed in a Carnforth holiday resort.

The incident happened on January 18 at 11.20pm when the car smashed into a tree at the Pine Lake Resort.

The man, aged 45 from Warrington, was travelling in the car with the four children - two aged 11 and two aged 12.

Police say he drove anti-clockwise around the resort’s perimeter, past the reception on his left and onto a straight section of road, where he accelerated then failed to negotiate a left-hand bend.

This caused the car to veer on to a grass verge and collide with the tree.

All children suffered serious injuries and were treated at Manchester Children’s Hospital.

They have since been discharged.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses following the crash.

A spokesperson for Lancaster Police said: "We are appealing for witnesses after a driver hit a tree at Pine Lake Resort, Carnforth, on Saturday January 18 at 23.20pm.

"A male, aged 45, from Warrington was travelling in a Tesla carrying four children, two aged 11 and the others aged 12.

"He drove anti-clockwise around the resort’s perimeter, past the reception on his left and on to a straight section of road, where he accelerated then failed to negotiate a left-hand bend, causing the car to veer on to a grass verge and collide with the tree.

"The children all sustained serious injuries and were treated at Manchester Children’s Hospital, but have thankfully since been discharged."

Anyone with information is asked toe email [email protected] or call 101 quoting 1667 of January 18.