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Pensioner injured in Nelson collision

Written by on July 31, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner was seriously injured after a collision in Nelson today (Friday, July 31).

Police were called around 12.15pm to reports of an accident on Broadway.

An Audi Q5 had been involved in a collision with an 81-year-old woman on the pelican crossing. 

The pedestrian, from Nelson, suffered a number of serious injuries including multiple fractures to her pelvis, leg, back, shoulder and chest. She was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Audi, a woman in her 50s, was not injured.

The road was closed for close to three hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Sgt Mick Belfield, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations Unit, said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a serious injury collision in Nelson today.

“We would encourage anyone with information to come forward and speak to police immediately.”

If you saw what happened please call 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 0525 of July 31.