Appeal for information after Leyland hit and run leaves two men injured

Posted on - 8th March, 2022 - 8:58pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Leyland, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News
Slater Lane and Leyland Lane junction
Slater Lane and Leyland Lane junction

South Ribble Police are appealing for information following a hit and run in Leyland.


The incident happened at the junction of Slater Lane and Leyland Lane at 12.54pm on Saturday (5 March).

A white panel van was seen to overtake cars on Leyland Lane where it then hit an electric pedal bike leaving two males with injuries including a broken hand and a fractured ankle.

The van then went on to collide with a Mercedes on Slater Lane.

Two males have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody.

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Detective Constable 3166 Ben Smith of Chorley CID said: “This is a very serious incident which could have had life changing consequences. The two men who were hit are very lucky that the injuries have not been more severe.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any CCTV or dash cam footage can get in touch by ringing 101 and quoting log reference lc-20220305-0683. Alternatively dash cam footage can be uploaded to the Lancashire Constabulary website.

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