Appeal after man dies following collision

Friday, July 9, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision yesterday afternoon (Thursday, July 8th).

Police were called at shortly after midday after a Skoda Fabia travelling on West Close Road in Barnoldswick began to turn left on to Skipton Road.

During the course of the manoeuvre the car mounted the kerb and collided with a stone wall.

The driver, a local man in his 80s, was taken to hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.

The road was closed for two hours for collision investigation.

Sgt Laura Kendall, of Lancashire Constabulary Tac Ops, said: “Very sadly a man has lost his life and my thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident itself or who has CCTV or dashcam footage to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 0803 of July 8th.


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