Elderly pedestrian injured in serious town centre road accident

New Market Street, ChorleyNew Market Street, Chorley
New Market Street, Chorley
An elderly female pedestrian was involved in a serious road accident in Chorley town centre this morning.

The woman was in collision with a white Mercedes Sprinter van on New Market Street, close to the WH Smith store.

Police were called to the incident by the ambulance service at 10.20am.

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They said the woman was knocked to the ground as a result of the collision and is thought to have sustained a fractured hip.

She was taken to hospital.

The van, which was backing up when it collided with the woman, is understood to have been delivering to a nearby business.

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