Witness appeal after 86-year-old seriously hurt in crash

An elderly man has suffered serious injuries after his car span into a ditch in Longton.

Monday, 19th December 2016, 1:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:01 pm
Breaking news for motorists after a major road closed off to recover a stranded lorry.

Police said at 2.30pm on Thursday, December 15, a Nissan Note travelling along Brownhill Lane, Longton towards the direction of the A59 Longton Bypass, collided with a Citroen Relay travelling in the opposite direction.

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The Citroen span off the road and landed in a ditch, leaving the driver, an 87-year-old local man with multiple chest injuries. He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where his condition is described as stable.

Sgt Adam Dawson from the Road Policing Unit said: “We need anyone who may have seen anything to speak to us.

“If you think you can help, please call us on 101 quoting incident reference 688 of December 15.”