Man suffers 'dislocated fracture' to ankle and foot after three-vehicle collision in Clitheroe

A passenger suffered a "dislocated fracture" to their ankle and foot after a three-vehicle crash in Clitheroe.

By Sean Gleaves
Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 4:56 pm

Police were called to reports of a collision at the junction of Waterloo Road and Shawbridge Street at around 6.15pm on Saturday (April 25).

A Vauxhall Astra travelling southbound collided with a Volkswagen Polo before striking a Ford Kuga car travelling northbound.

A passenger in the Vauxhall, a 32-year-old man from Great Harwood, suffered a "dislocated fracture" to his ankle and foot.

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He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to establish exactly what happened.

Sgt Mick Belfield, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations team, said: "We are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision in Clitheroe.

"A man has been left with a serious lower leg injury and we want to establish the exact circumstances.

A man suffered a dislocated fracture to his ankle and foot after a collision at the junction of Waterloo Road and Shawbridge Street. (Credit: Google)

"If you have any information please come forward.”

The driver of the Vauxhall, a 21-year-old man, sustained a cut to his knee.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 17-year-old girl, and the driver of the Ford, a 39-year-old man, both suffered minor injuries.

The road was closed for four hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Anyone with information should contact police by calling 101 or emailing [email protected], quoting log 1297 of April 25.

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