Blackburn boy suffers serious injuries following collision

Saturday, July 27, 2019

A Blackburn boy is in a serious condition in hospital after a collision in the town.

We were called at around 6:40pm last night (Friday, July 26th), to the report that a 7-year-old boy had been injured following a collision with a van on Whalley New Road opposite a Co-Op store.

The Ford Transit van believed to have been involved was driven away from the scene however, it was later traced and seized. A 25-year-old man from Clitheroe was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

The boy suffered head injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool in a serious but stable condition. He remains in hospital at this time.

Officers are asking any witnesses to come forward.

Sgt Craig Booth who is leading the investigation said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with this young boy’s family and friends during this incredibly distressing time.

“I am asking anyone who may have seen what happened, or anyone who may have CCTV or dash cam footage of the incident but hasn’t spoken to us already to come forward. You could have vital information to assist our investigation.”

You can call 101 quoting incident reference 1443 of July 26th.

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