Woman dies after car crashes into traffic lights in Lancashire

A woman in her 70s has died after her car crashed into a set of traffic lights in Blackburn.

Friday, 16th July 2021, 3:36 pm

A Toyota Hybrid was travelling along Bolton Road when it clipped the kerb of a traffic island, causing it to crash into a set of traffic lights shortly before 4.50pm yesterday (July 14).

The driver of the Toyota, a woman in her 70s from Darwen, was taken to hospital with "serious injuries" but died this afternoon (July 15).

No other vehicles are thought to have been involved.

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Police were called to reports of a serious road traffic collision in Bolton Road.

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Sgt Peter Norris, of East Tactical Operations, said: "My thoughts are with the woman's family at this incredibly difficult time.

"We are now investigating the full circumstances of what led to the collision and I would ask any witnesses or anybody with CCTV or dashcam footage which could assist our enquiries to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] or call police on 101, quoting log 1101 of July 14, 2021.

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