A Leyland woman is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car while out walking her dog.
The woman, who is in her 50s and lives locally, was hit by a car which smashed into a garden wall at the roundabout of Church Road and Bent Lane in the town yesterday.
She was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital after a desperate neighbour attempted to resuscitate her.
Peter Evans, who lives on Bent Lane, said: “I heard a loud bang and came out to find the lady on the floor.
“I called an ambulance and did everything the operator told me to do over the phone; I was pumping her chest with another man who came to help, but she was unconscious.
“I’m really in shock. You see the odd bump on that junction but I’ve never seen anything this serious before.
“The elderly lady driver of the car was very shaken up too. It’s all a bit of a blur.”
The 69-year-old driver, who also lives nearby, was taken to hospital in an ambulance but did not sustain any physical injuries.
Speaking at the scene, Sgt Mick Young said: “The pedestrian’s family are with her in hospital and I would describe her condition as being life-threatening.
“The driver was turning onto Bent Lane from Church Road and lost control of the car; she collided with the pedestrian who was walking her dog.”
Emergency services were called to the incident at 2.48pm.
Initially there were reports that a car was on fire, and 12 firefighters from Leyland and Bamber Bridge attended the scene.
Roads around the spot of the accident were closed for a few hours whilst police carried out an investigation and the fire crews made sure the area was safe. Police contacted nearby Balshaw’s High School to inform staff and parents that Church Road was closed.