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Witness appeal following fatal collision in Preston

Posted on - 19th January, 2015 - 7:34pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Lancashire Police, News, Riversway

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a road traffic accident in Preston.

The accident happened at 8.40pm on Sunday 18 January when a Rover 45 was travelling along Riversway towards Preston. The vehicle lost control on a slight right hand bend and left the carriageway to the nearside before colliding with a lamp post.

The driver, a 28 year old man from Preston, suffered multiple injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead on arrival.

The road was closed for three hours to facilitate an investigation.

PS Malcolm Bell of South Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident where a man has sadly lost his life and my thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

“An investigation into how the accident happened is underway and I would appeal to any witnesses to come forward and contact us on 101.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting incident number 1115 of 18 January 2015.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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