Appeal following fatal collision in Colne

Thursday, September 14, 2023

A man has sadly died after falling from a van at a music festival in Colne last month.

The incident took place as a Transit van turned from Queen Street into Brown Street at around 8.20pm on August 27th, within the site of the Colne blues festival. The man – aged in his 60s – fell from the van and struck a parked car, suffering serious injuries.

Sadly he died earlier this week and his family are being supported by specially-trained officers.

We appreciate that a number of people came forward with information following the incident, but we are continuing to ask anybody who was in the area and saw what happened to get in touch. Similarly if you have dashcam or mobile phone footage showing all or part of the incident, please tell us.

Sgt Marc Glass, of Lancashire Police’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with the loved ones of the man who died. This is an utterly tragic incident and we send them our deepest condolences.

“This collision occurred during a festival and the area will have been busy. We appreciate the information we have already had in from members of the public, but we are now appealing to anybody who has not yet spoken to us and who saw all or part of what happened, or who has video footage which could help.”

Anybody with information should contact 101, quoting log 1290 of August 27th.

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