Elderly woman in hospital after being hit by Mercedes in Preston

Posted on - 11th March, 2017 - 10:45am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Preston News, Riversway, Roads, Transport
Watery Lane where the crash happened Pic: Google
Watery Lane where the crash happened Pic: Google

A pensioner is in hospital after being struck by a car during a crash in Ashton-on-Ribble.


The woman, aged 78, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

Preston Police closed Watery Lane near its junction with Port Way at 6.25pm on Friday (10 March).

A police spokesman confirmed the woman had been hit by a Mercedes E350 as it overtook a slow-moving motorhome, and she and a man were in the carriageway.

She received a number of fractures, a punctured lung and cuts to her face.

Sergeant Steve Hardman from the Road Policing Unit said: “We need anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward and speak to us.

“This woman has been left with a number of serious injuries and so it’s important we ascertain exactly what happened from eye witnesses who were there at the time.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 1199 of March 10th.

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