Man left in coma after collision

A man who suffered serious head injuries after being hit by a car in Blackpool had to be put into an induced coma.

Thursday, 8th December 2016, 10:25 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:32 pm
Emergency services were called to the collision just before 4.30pm and are at the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses who saw the collision as a Volkswagen Passat pulled away from traffic lights on George Street.

The vehicle struck a 24-year-old man, leaving him with a fractured skull and internal bleeding, police said.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital following the incident, at around 2.45pm on Monday, where he remained yesterday.

Officers described the 24-year-old’s condition as ‘stable’. The driver was said to be ‘extremely shaken’. It is thought he was unhurt.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said several witnesses have now been spoken to and the driver is assisting officers with their enquiries.

However, police investigating the collision are encouraging anybody who saw the incident and has not yet come forward to get in touch with them as soon as possible.

Sgt Adam Dawson, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “This collision has left a young man in hospital with serious head injuries and the driver extremely shaken.

“We would now like to piece together exactly what happened and would urge anybody who saw the incident to contact us straight away.”

Anybody with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log number 750 of December 5.