Monday, 10 August 2015

Carnforth pensioner dies after Coastal Road crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Morecambe earlier this month after the death of 84-year-old William Simpson in hospital.

The accident happened at around 5.45pm on Tuesday 4th August on Coastal Road when a blue Citroen Picasso which was being driven towards Carnforth veered off the carriageway and collided with the rear of a parked Silver Fiat Ducato.

The driver, who can be named as William Simpson from Carnforth, suffered fractured ribs and was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary. He sadly died in hospital yesterday morning.

PS James Power of the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic accident and my thoughts remain with Mr Simpson’s family. An investigation to establish the circumstances of the collision is underway and we are appealing to anyone who saw what happened to contact us with information.”

• Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting log 619 of 4th August 2015

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