Pregnant woman hurt in hit-and-run smash

The junction of St Thomas' Road and St Andrew's Road South in St Annes. Photo: Google
The junction of St Thomas' Road and St Andrew's Road South in St Annes. Photo: Google
  • A truck ‘went through a stop sign’ and hit a BMW in St Annes, police say
  • Both vehicles hit and demolished a garden wall in the collision
  • The pregnant driver of the BMW was taken to hospital with leg and internal injuries
  • The truck driver fled the scene and police are now working to find him
  • Officers want to ‘get his version of events’
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A pregnant woman and her young child were taken to hospital after a hit-and-run crash in St Annes.

Police are hunting for a truck driver they say drove past a stop sign at the junction of St Andrew’s Road South and St Thomas’ Road and hurtled into a black BMW before fleeing the scene – without checking to see if the woman and child were hurt.

Fortunately the pregnant woman wasn’t seriously injured in the collision, but the recovery truck driver could not have known this for sure when he left the scene.

PC Adam Lloyd

Both vehicles smashed into a garden wall, which was demolished in the collision on Friday.

The Transit recovery truck, which had been travelling along St Andrew’s Road South, away from the town centre, and the car were both badly damaged.

Police said the male driver of the truck fled the scene and an investigation is underway to track him down.

The 27-year-old driver of the BMW, which was travelling along St Thomas’ Road towards Clifton Drive South, and her child were both taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital to be checked over.

The woman, who is pregnant, suffered leg and internal injuries.

PC Adam Lloyd, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “We urgently need to speak to the driver of the recovery truck so we can get his version of events and urge him if he sees this appeal, to get in touch.

“Fortunately the pregnant woman wasn’t seriously injured in the collision, but the recovery truck driver could not have known this for sure when he left the scene.

“If anyone knows anything about this incident to the whereabouts of the driver we need to speak to, please get in contact.”

Call police on 101 with information, quoting log number 432 of August 28. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org