Elderly Burnley man left fighting for his life after hit-and-run crash in Reedley

An elderly man was hospitalised with “life-threatening injuries” after a hit-and-run crash in Reedley.
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A grey Vauxhall Mokka, a white BMW 135i and a cyclist were involved in a collision in Greenhead Lane at around 2.45pm on Saturday (August 6).

The Vauxhall driver – an 83-year-old man from Burnley – suffered life-threatening injuries.

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He was rushed to hospital where police said he remained in a “serious condition” on Sunday (August 7).

The cyclist – a 30-year-old man – suffered “leg and chest injuries” but was expected to make a full recovery.

The driver of the BMW fled the scene following the crash and has not yet been identified.

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Sgt Helen Parkinson, from Lancashire’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the people injured and a family liaison officer has been appointed to support the family of the elderly man in the Mokka.

An elderly man suffered “life-threatening injuries” after a hit-and-run crash in ReedleyAn elderly man suffered “life-threatening injuries” after a hit-and-run crash in Reedley
An elderly man suffered “life-threatening injuries” after a hit-and-run crash in Reedley
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“An investigation is now underway to establish what happened and we are asking for any information about what occurred.

“In particular we would like to speak to anybody who saw two men crossing the M65 motorway at Greenhead Lane around five minutes after the collision.

“Similarly if you witnessed the collision or have any other information about what happened, or who was in the BMW, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting log number 866 of August 6.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Alternatively, Lancashire’s Serious Collision Unit can be e-mailed directly at [email protected]