UPDATE: Elderly man dies after being hit by Mini

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A 90-year-old pensioner has died hospital after being hit by a car in South Ribble.

The man, named as Edwin Westerman of Longton, suffered a “life-threatening” head injury after colliding with a Mini One near Booths Supermarket in Longton on Friday.

The crash happened as he crossed Liverpool Road at 5.25pm and he was immediately taken to Royal Preston Hospital but died there on Sunday afternoon.

Lancashire Police is appealing for witnesses, in particular, a man in a hi-vis jacket who may have seen the incident.

PS Nigel Ralphson, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “First and foremost my thoughts are with the family and friends of the 90-year-old man who sadly passed away today.

“We would now urge anybody who saw the collision, or who saw either the pedestrian or the Mini One in the moments prior to it happening, to contact us immediately.

“In particular we would like to speak to the man in the high-vis jacket who was walking in the area at the time. If you know who he is, or indeed if you are the man in question, please make contact with us as soon as possible.”

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 1130 of December 2.