Woman, 63, hurt in horror crash

Scene of a crash on Squires Gate Lane in South Shore, where a pedestrian was hit by a car

Scene of a crash on Squires Gate Lane in South Shore, where a pedestrian was hit by a car

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A PENSIONER has suffered “potentially life changing injuries” in an horrific road crash in Blackpool.

The 63-year-old woman was crossing Squires Gate Lane, South Shore, at 7.50pm on Thursday when she was hit by a car.

It is not known what vehicle was involved or why the driver did not stop.

However, police are now appealing for the driver of a white BMW, which was seen in the area at that time, to contact them and help with their investigation.

The woman was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with a severe leg injury.

Police closed Squires Gate Lane, from the junction with Sandgate to St Annes Road, for more than two and a half hours.

Sgt Gareth Hill, senior investigating officer from Blackpool’s Road Policing Unit, said: “The woman was crossing Squires Gate Lane from the Morrisons side and we believe she has been struck by a motor vehicle. We are looking to trace a white BMW.

“We are appealing for any witnesses to come forward, particularly if they may have seen incidents of bad driving on Squires Gate Lane at this time.

“(The woman’s) injuries are not life threatening but they are clearly potentially life changing.”

A spokeswoman for North West Ambulance Service added: “The woman suffered injuries to her tibia and fibula and was in quite a serious condition.”

Witnesses are asked to call Blackpool Police on 101.