Road closed in Penwortham after pedestrian hurt

A busy main road in Lancashire was closed this afternoon after a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

Tuesday, 14th November 2017, 3:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:03 pm

​The A59 at ​Penwortham, near Preston, was ​closed and ​traffic congestion was building up.

Early reports said a car had mounted the pavement and hit a pedestrian at around 3.30pm.

​The road was closed both ways between Howick Moor Lane and Cop Lane​.

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Police have advised motorists to avoid the area where possible.

Delays of up to 20 minutes were reported by 4.20pm.

A Lancashire police spokesman said: “It loks like a car has mounted the pavement and collided with a pedestrian.”

It is believed the collison happened near the old town police station.

Paramedics attended the scene and took the casualty to hospital.

It is believed the victim is male and has suffered head and leg injuries.

More details to follow.