Woman dies after Blackburn collision

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A woman has died following a serious collision in Blackburn.

Police were called around 7.15pm yesterday (Monday, October 7) to reports of an accident in St James Road.

A Volkswagen Golf car travelling eastbound had been involved in a collision with a 74-year-old woman.

The woman, from the Blackburn area, suffered serious head, chest and leg injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 22-year-old man from Blackburn, was not injured.

No arrests have been made.

The road was closed for four hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Sgt David Hurst, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with the woman and her family at this sad time.

“We are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and in particular to any motorists with dashboard mounted camera footage which might have recorded what happened.

“Anyone who can assist our enquiries can call 101 or email quoting log 1336 of October 7.”

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