Pensioner injured in security van collision

Scene of a traffic accident at the junction of Victoria Rd West and Princess Rd, Cleveleys
Scene of a traffic accident at the junction of Victoria Rd West and Princess Rd, Cleveleys
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AN elderly holidaymaker was left with serious injuries after a collision with a security van.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the incident outside B&M Bargains in Cleveleys at 11.30am yesterday.

The G4S security van collided the 85-year-old outside the shops at the junction of Victoria Road and Princess Road, causing the street to be closed for four hours.

Sgt Dave Hogarth, of Lancashire Police, said, “I’d appeal for anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward.

“We’re keen to establish exactly what happened and would ask for anyone who saw the incident to get in touch.

“We would also like to speak to the man who helped the lady immediately after the incident.”

The elderly victim, from Stoke-On-Trent, received treatment at the scene for head and leg injuries

She was later taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where she is said to be in a stable condition.

Princess Road was closed while accident investigators carried out their work and traffic had to be diverted.

Officers said a good samaritan, who helped the elderly woman immediately after the incident, went to nearby Cleveleys police station to wash his hands but left without speaking to officers.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 08451 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A G4S spokesman confirmed one of their vans was involved the incident.

He added: “We can confirm an accident involving one of our vehicles and a member of the public occurred at the junction of Victoria Road West and Princess Road in Cleveleys, sadly resulting in an injury to the member of the public.

“We are conducting our own internal investigations into the circumstances of the incident and assisting police inquiries.”