Man blown in front of taxi ‘still critical’

Police signs outside Mr B's amusements on Blackpool promenade, appealing for information relating to an incident where a man was blown under a taxi suffering serious injuries.

Police signs outside Mr B's amusements on Blackpool promenade, appealing for information relating to an incident where a man was blown under a taxi suffering serious injuries.

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The holidaymaker blown in front of a taxi in 50mph gale force winds is thought to be from the West Midlands.

The man, in his 60s was walking along Blackpool’s New Bonny Street when he was caught off balance around 9.20pm on Saturday.

Police said the man, who is fighting for life at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, has yet to be named but he is thought to be from Wolverhampton.

Firefighters were forced to lift the black cab to free the man who had become trapped underneath it.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We have contacted officers in Wolverhampton to try to locate this man’s family.”

Click here to read more on this story: MAN FIGHTS FOR LIFE AFTERBEING BLOWN INTO CAB’S PATH