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Pensioner hurt in Lune Street collision

Posted on - 23rd November, 2017 - 9:14am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
Looking down Lune Street Pic: Tony Worrall
Looking down Lune Street Pic: Tony Worrall

An elderly woman is recovering in hospital after being hit by a car in Lune Street.

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Preston Police closed the road in Preston city centre following reports of a collision.

Passers-by said the woman had stepped out into the road and been hit by the vehicle at around 10.55am on Wednesday (22 November).

A woman in her 80s sustained a head injury in the collision.

It took place close to the St George’s Shopping Centre car park exit end of Lune Street.

She was treated in Royal Preston Hospital for a minor head injury and remains in a stable condition.

Read more: Here’s how Lune Street is going to work now

Owner of Hellewells clothing shop in Lune Street, Dave Seed, was one of those who went to help.

He said: “To be honest there were plenty of people around her so I was reluctant to get too involved. Someone came into the shop and asked if we had anything to keep her warm, as it was bad weather yesterday.

“It just so happened that I had a raincoat that was going to the charity shop anyway so it came to good use and I gave the coat to keep her comfortable. She was knocked down by the car, I think because of the new two-way system on Lune Street. I presume she was looking one way, and the car came the other way.

“There were plenty of people around and she was talking which was good. The ambulance was there for a good half hour.”

Lune Street recently became two-way for a section of it, with drivers able to turn right out of the shopping centre car park as well as left.

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