Woman fighting for life after horror crash
A PEDESTRIAN was left fighting for her life after an accident in which she was in collision with a car.
The 59-year-old suffered serious head injuries following the collision with a Ford Focus on Milnshaw lane, Accrington, on Sunday, October 28.
She was taken by air ambulance to Preston Royal Hospital where her condition is described as critical.
Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident, which happened at around 3pm and caused Milnshaw Lane to be closed for three hours while the collision was investigated.
In the aftermath of the accident concerns have been raised about the dangers of the road layout around Milnshaw Lane.
At the bottom there is a junction with Argyle Street close to the point where Milnshaw Lane comes off the viaduct roundabout.
And at the top the road is one of four that meet the A680 within a handful of metres of each other.
Mark Mariott, 60, owner of Your Carpet Shop, which is on this top junction, said: “It is a dreadful area for traffic.
“It is not the first accident and it won’t be the last, you are waiting for someone to be killed. Every day you hear a dozen horns beep at people trying to cross roads.
“People get annoyed but I don’t know what can be done about it. There will be more accidents.
“People have such a small amount of time to make a decision and go. I don’t know anywhere in Accrington that is as bad.”
The driver of the Ford Focus was not injured in the incident.
Sergeant Oliver Jones, from Lancashire’s Road Policing Unit, said: “The collision has left the woman in a critical condition. We’re investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and would urge anyone who saw it, to come forward.”
A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service confirmed a rapid response vehicle, ambulance and air ambulance were called to the collision and the woman was airlifted to hospital.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log number 979 of October 28.