Symphony at the Tower guest left with head injuries after car horror

Symphony at the Tower, takes place this year with host Aled Jones and special guest Sophie Evans from BBC's over the rainbow. Hoghton Tower 06.07.13

Symphony at the Tower, takes place this year with host Aled Jones and special guest Sophie Evans from BBC's over the rainbow. Hoghton Tower 06.07.13

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A pensioner is being treated in hospital for serious head injuries after he was involved in a collision with a car.

The 65-year-old, from Thornton, was leaving the Symphony at the Tower concert, held in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice, at Hoghton Tower, when he was injured at 10.40pm on Saturday.

He was walking down the venue’s unlit drive when he was in collision with the Peugeot 307.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene, in Hoghton, and it was initially believed the man’s injuries were minor. However, his condition declined rapidly during the weekend and he is now receiving treatment in Preston Royal Hospital.

Police are now appealing with anyone who saw the incident to come forward with information.

Sgt Malcolm Bell, senior investigating officer from the Road Policing Unit, said: “The victim was attending an event at the venue and I am sure many others were and I would appeal to people who have information to come forward and get in touch.”

A spokeswoman for St Catherine’s Hospice said: “Our thoughts are very much with the man involved and his family at this time.”

Call Police on 101.