Pensioner critically ill after horror crash

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A Blackpool pensioner was yesterday fighting for his life in hospital after a crash in Wyre.

Emergency services were called at around 11.50am on Thursday to St Michaels Road near Myerscough College following reports of an accident

A Ford Fiesta travelling westbound had drifted across the road and collided with a hedgerow, police said.

The driver, a 75-year-old man from Blackpool, was found unresponsive and taken to Royal Preston Hospital by paramedics. He is currently in a critical condition.

A female passenger was uninjured.

Sgt Dave Hurst, of Lancashire Police’s Road Policing Unit, urged witnesses to call police on 101.

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