Appeal after 77-year-old hurt in crash

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A police appeal has been launched after an elderly woman suffered serious injuries following a collision in Preston.

At around 2pm on Thursday, December 3, officers were called to Watling Street Road close to the junction of Fulwood Hall Lane after reports a red BMW car had collided with a pedestrian.

A 77-year-old woman from Preston suffered serious leg, arm and head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The 70-year-old driver of the BMW was uninjured.

The road was closed for two hours while accident investigators attended.

Temp Sgt Adam Dawson of the Blackpool Road Policing Unit said: “Roads policing officers are investigating the circumstances of the collision and the driver is assisting with the enquiries.”

Anyone who may have seen the incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0687 of December 3.