Preston woman suffers life-threatening injuries after van reverses over her in Fishergate Hill

A Preston woman has been left with life-threatening injuries after she was knocked down and trapped under a van on Fishergate Hill yesterday (Tuesday, April 20).

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 11:19 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 1:05 pm

Police and paramedics were called to Fishergate Hill after a woman in her 50s was struck by the van as it was reversing near the surgery at around 12.36pm.

The woman was knocked down and temporarily trapped underneath the white Renault Master high top (pictured), sustaining serious injuries to her back and pelvis.

After being rescued from underneath the vehicle, she was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where her condition has been described as 'life-threatening'.

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The driver of the van – a man in his 60s – remained at the scene and was not injured.

Lancashire Police said no arrest has been made, but the force is appealing for anyone with information, dashcam, CCTV or mobile phone footage to get in touch.

Sgt Martin Wilcock, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Tactical Operations, said: "This collision has left a woman with life-threatening injuries and first and foremost my thoughts are with her and her family at this difficult time.

"We are now working to establish the full circumstances of this collision and would ask anybody who can assist to get in touch."

A Preston woman has been left with life-threatening injuries after she was knocked down and trapped under a van on Fishergate Hill yesterday (Tuesday, April 20)

Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] or call 101, quoting log 0650 of April 20, 2021.

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Police and paramedics were called to Fishergate Hill at 12.36pm after a woman in her 50s was struck by a reversing Renault van outside the surgery, near the junction with Broadgate. Pic: Cllr Keith Martin
The driver of the van – a man in his 60s – remained at the scene and was not injured