Pensioner hurt in hit-and-run

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An elderly man was left with “serious” injuries after a suspected hit-and-run in Blackpool.

The 84-year-old pedestrian suffered a broken pelvis and an injury to his elbow after being hit by a car on Johnsville Avenue, South Shore, on Saturday.

This is a collision where an elderly gentleman has received serious injuries.

PC Adam Crossley

Police say a red car was involved in a collision with the man close to the junction with Highfield Road, at around 4.30pm.

The car, which was coming from Highfield Road, is said to have carried on along Johnsville Avenue following the incident.

The 84-year-old was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment.

PC Adam Crossley of the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a collision where an elderly gentleman has received serious injuries and I would appeal to anyone who either witnessed the incident or were in the vicinity at the time to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 963 of April 11.