Plea after man dies in road accident

The scene of the fatal crash in Church Road, Tarleton.
The scene of the fatal crash in Church Road, Tarleton.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision with a car.

The 37-year-old collided with a silver Mercedes E class outside a pub in Tarleton, near Preston, shortly after midnight.

He suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene, outside The Cock and Bottle pub in Church Road. The road was closed for four hours as police launched an investigation.

The Mercedes’ female driver escaped unhurt and is helping officers with their inquiries.

The Evening Post understands the victim was a chef who worked at The Village Inn.

Flowers to ‘Stew’ and a chef’s uniform were placed in tribute at the roadside.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “Around 12.05am yesterday, officers were called to Church Road after reports of a collision between a man and a silver Mercedes outside the Co-op store.

“The man, a 37-year-old male from Blackpool, suffered fatal injuries in the incident and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Those with information can call police on 101 quoting log number 0009 of October 20.”

Coun Malcolm Barron, of Doctors Lane in Tarleton, said he is due to meet with the county council’s highways boss John Fillis on Tuesday to discuss a report highlighting the dangers of Church Road, albeit at a roundabout 400 feet away. The meeting was arranged a day before the crash.

Coun Barron said: “It’s a terrible coincidence and it’s very sad this has happened.

“I have arranged to meet the cabinet member to discuss this

“We have been very worried about the situation and concerned about the dangers.”

Coun John Mee added: “I’m sure it has shocked everybody in Tarleton.”

Paul Williams from Choc Amor in Church Road, said: “I saw the notice that had been put up by police.

“Everybody in the village is a little bit numb. It’s tragic.”