Teenager seriously injured in Blackpool collision

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

We are appealing for information after an 18-year-old man was seriously injured following a collision in Blackpool today (January 3). Police Rpu Car

Police were called around 2.15am to Talbot Road close to Talbot Square following reports a male had been involved in a collision with a black Audi.

The victim, from Poulton, had suffered fractures to his left ankle, knee, wrist, collarbone and pelvis, as well as swelling to the brain and further injuries to his head and stomach.

He was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital by paramedics before being transferred to Royal Preston Hospital where he is currently being treated.

The driver of the Audi, a 44-year-old man from Leyland, was arrested by officers at the scene in connection with the incident.

The road was closed for two hours while accident investigators attended.

We are appealing for witnesses and would be particularly keen to speak to any taxi drivers with dashboard mounted cameras which may have recorded the collision.

Sgt Nigel Ralphson, of Lancashire Police’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “We are continuing to investigate a road traffic collision in Blackpool today.

“An 18-year-old man has suffered serious injuries and we want to establish exactly what happened.

“While we have made an arrest, we would be keen to speak to any witnesses we have not yet interviewed.

“Furthermore, we would like to speak to any taxi drivers in the area using dashboard mounted cameras who may have footage of the Audi or victim immediately before or at the time of the collision.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0081 of January 3.

A 44-year-old man from Leyland was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and causing injury by dangerous driving and is currently in custody.

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