Man in fight for life after crash
A MAN was critically injured following a collision on the A56.
Emergency services were called to the northbound carriageway between Rising Bridge and Huncoat at around 4pm on Wednesday, December 5.
A white BMW 335 saloon collided with a barrier on the road before overturning.
The driver, a 37 yearold man from Accrington, was trapped in the vehicle.
Police said he suffered ‘serious head injuries’ and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital where he was in a ‘critical condition’.
The passenger, a 25 year-old local woman, suffered minor injuries.
She was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment.
The road was closed for five hours for collision investigation work.
Sergeant Andy Ainsworth said: “A man has suffered serious injuries and my thoughts are with him and his family at this difficult time. ●● Emergency services at an RTC on the A56 northbound between Rising Bridge and Huncoat
“My team are working to establish exactly what happened and I urge anybody who saw the collision and has not already spoken to us to make contact.”
Call 101 and quote log reference 0955 of December 5. ●● There is a witness appeal after the collision on the A56 between Rising Bridge and Huncoat