UPDATE: Probe into mini bus crash that injured elderly woman

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An elderly woman suffered head injuries after she was involved in a collision with a mini bus whilst she was walking outside a sheltered housing complex.

The 88-year-old - who it is believed was using a walking frame when she was injured - suffered injuries to the back of her head and her leg after the collision with a Citroen mini bus outside Orchard Grange on Liverpool Road, Penwortham.

The incident happened at around 12pm yesterday and the woman is receiving treatment for her injuries at Royal Preston Hospital.

The police revealed they are investigating the incident.

A spokesman for the police said: “The woman had an injury to the back of her head and a leg injury. We will be making enquiries to find out how it happened.”

A spokesman for Progress Housing Group, who manage the site, could not confirm whether the lady was a resident at the complex but said they will be launching their own investigation.

Bernie Keenan, Progress Housing Group executive director said: “We would like to send our very best wishes to the lady who was injured in this incident.

“We know that the police have already started a very thorough investigation - our staff have been supporting this process. We will of course carry out our investigation once the police have completed their work.”