Police are appealing for witness after three people were seriously injured when a camper van and a bus collided in Clitheroe.
Around 2.05pm on Monday, October 28, the Peugeot Motor Caravan and Optare single decker collided on the A671Accrington Road at its junction with the B6246 Accrington Road (Spring Wood lights).
The 46-year-old male driver of the camper van suffered two broken legs, while the female passenger suffered a broken leg. The pair, who are from Oldham, were taken to Royal Preston Hospital by air ambulance. Two children aged seven and two, who were also passengers in the camper van, suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the bus, a 46 year old man from Accrington, suffered cuts and bruises while a 75 year old female passenger from Accrington suffered a broken leg, she was also taken to Royal Preston Hospital by air ambulance.
Five other passengers on the bus suffered minor injuries. Some of those with minor injuries were treated at the scene while some were taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital.
The road was closed for three and a half hours while collision investigators carried out their work.
Sergeant Gareth Hill said: “An investigation to establish why this collision occurred is now underway. I would appeal to anybody who was in the area and witnessed the collision to contact police.
“I am also keen to speak with anybody who may have witnessed either vehicle being driven immediately prior to collision; if you have any information you think will be relevant please come forward.”
Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.
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