Saturday, 10 December 2016

Police appeal after Carnforth crash


Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Carnforth on Thursday (8th December 2016).

At around 1.15pm an 18-year-old learner driver in a Citroen C1 was waiting to turn right from the A6 at the junction of Tarn Lane and Nineteen Acre Lane when a Mercedes C180 saloon car collided with the back of it.

The Citroen ended up on the opposite side of the road, into the path of an oncoming Ford Focus which in turn ended up in a field.

The rear seat passenger of the Citroen, a 53-year-old man from Silverdale, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with broken ribs, a fractured pelvis, spinal injuries and a dislocated hip.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 73-year-old woman from Haversham, suffered a broken wrist and the Focus driver, a 61-year-old woman from Lancaster was left with a cut to her lip.

Sgt Lee Campbell from the Road Policing Unit said: “We need anyone who may witnessed anything but hasn’t spoken to us yet to come forward.

“If you think you can help, please call us on 101 quoting incident number 699 of 8th December.”

The road was closed for over three hours whilst officers investigated.

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