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Police appeal after Leyland collision leaves woman with ‘serious head injury’

Posted on - 20th May, 2021 - 11:53am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Leyland, Preston News, South Ribble News
The junction of King Street and Towngate in Leyland town centre Pic: Google

A man and a woman, both in their 50’s have both been injured following a collision involving a BMW on Tuesday afternoon at around 3pm.

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South Ribble Police are appealing for witnesses after the woman pedestrian suffered serious head injuries as a result of the collision and is being treat at hospital. Her condition is said to be stable. The male pedestrian suffered minor injuries.

The incident happened at 3pm Tuesday May 18 at the junction of King Street and Towngate in Leyland. The vehicle involved is said to be a BMW 2 Series. The Leyland road was closed for around four hours while collision investigators attended.

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Police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and help them ‘piece together’ what occurred.

Sergeant Phil Baxendale, of the Lancashire Police TacOps team, said: “We are working hard to establish exactly what happened yesterday and are appealing to anybody who witnessed the collision or saw either the BMW or the pedestrians in the moments before it occurred to get in touch with us.

“Equally we would like to hear from anybody who has dashcam footage or CCTV footage showing the incident.”

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The police have also requested that anybody with information should get in touch on 101, quoting log 1011 of May 18th.

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