Man suffers serious injuries in Preston road accident

The junction between Pedders Lane and Riversway
The junction between Pedders Lane and Riversway
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A man has suffered serious injuries in a road accident in the centre of Preston tonight.

The incident happened at around 7pm this evening, closing two main routes into the city.

A spokesman for Preston police said: “We are currently dealing with a serious road collision at the junction of Riversway and Pedders Lane in Preston after a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a van.

“The man was taken by ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital with serious injuries.

“Pedders Lane and Riversway are currently closed in the Preston direction while police deal with the incident. The Blackpool bound carriageway remains open.”

Police are advising motorists to avoid the area.