Male pedestrian seriously injured in car crash outside Blackburn petrol station

A man suffered serious chest injuries after being hit by a car in Blackburn.

Sunday, 11th October 2020, 8:47 am
Updated Sunday, 11th October 2020, 8:52 am
The petrol station where the crash happened

The 52-year-old was on Preston New Road outside the BP Petrol Station, close to the junction of Montague Street, at 10pm last night when he was hit by a black BMW.

The car then crashed into a fence on the petrol station forecourt.

The man was taken to Royal Preston Hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

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The driver of the BMW, a 21-year-old man from Blackburn, was spoken to at the scene and will be re-interviewed later.

Police are now looking to trace the BMW’s movements leading up to the crash and are appealing for anyone who has CCTV footage of Montague Street or Preston New Road towards Barbara Castle Way to come forward.

PC David Todhunter, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “We are appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision in Blackburn. A pedestrian has been left badly injured and we want to establish exactly what happened.

“We are keen to speak to any witnesses, or anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage which might show the scene. Please get in touch if you can help.”

Anyone with any information or footage please contact 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 1523 of October 9.