Man in critical condition after being knocked down at Preston Docks

A man is in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries after he was knocked down at Preston Docks yesterday (Wednesday, March 24).

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 9:42 am
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 10:59 am

Mariners Way was closed for three hours between 6pm and 9pm whilst emergency services responded to the incident near Morrison's.

The 82-year-old was struck by a Toyota Aygo, and has suffered serious head, back and chest injuries.

Police say the driver, a woman in her 60s, stopped at the scene. No arrests have been made.

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Mariners Way was closed for three hours between 6pm and 9pm whilst emergency services responded to the incident near Morrison's yesterday (March 24)

North West Ambulance Service said they took the man to Royal Preston Hospital after dispatching two ambulances and a rapid response unit to the scene.

The man remains in a critical condition and his injuries are described as 'life-threatening'.

Mariner's Way reopened shortly after 9pm after collision investigators had "secured and preserved evidence".

This morning, a police spokesman said: "We are appealing for information after a man was left with life-threatening injuries following a collision with a car in in Preston.

"Officers were called to Mariners Way at 6.02pm yesterday (March 24) following a report a pedestrian had been struck by a Toyota Aygo.

"The pedestrian – a man in his 80s from Preston – was taken to hospital with serious head, back and chest injuries.

"He remains in hospital in a critical, but stable condition.

"The driver of the Aygo, a woman in his 60s, stopped at the scene. No arrest has been made.

"An investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances of the collision and officers are appealing with anybody with information or video footage to come forward."

Sgt Andy Halliwell, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, added: “This incident has left a man with life-threatening injuries and first and foremost my thoughts are with him and his family at this difficult time.

"We are at the very early stages of our investigation and we are working to fully establish exactly what has happened.

"I would ask anybody with information or anyone with dashcam, mobile phone or CCTV footage which could assist our inquiry to get in contact with police as soon as possible."

Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] or call 101, quoting log 1217 of March 24, 2021.