Elderly man hurt in collision

Air ambulance on Station Road

Air ambulance on Station Road

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The crew of an air ambulance was forced to land a helicopter on a busy main road after a pedestrian was injured in a collision with a car.

Station Road in Bamber Bridge was closed off by police as the North West Air Ambulance flew in from its base in Fulwood to pick up the casualty at 12.50pm on Thursday.

The man, in his 90s, is believed to have been struck by a silver Ford Focus near to Bargain Booze as he crossed the road. He suffered a suspected bleed on the brain and was airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital.

An ambulance spokesman said the man’s injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. He said: “The air ambulance was able to set down at the end of Station Road near the scene. The gentleman had a head injury.”

Road policing officer PS Dave Hogarth said: “We need anyone with any information or who witnessed this incident to come forward.”