Woman visitor, 57, killed crossing resort road

The scene of the accident on Waterloo Road, Blackpool. Below: Kevin Morson, who lives near the scene, has called for more safety measures along the stretch of road.

The scene of the accident on Waterloo Road, Blackpool. Below: Kevin Morson, who lives near the scene, has called for more safety measures along the stretch of road.

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A holidaymaker from Scotland has died after a road accident in Blackpool.

Elizabeth Cornwell had been visiting family in the resort when she was in collision with a Vauxhall Corsa as she crossed Waterloo Road, near to its junction with Garden Terrace.

Kevin Morson, who lives near the scene, has called for more safety measures along the stretch of road.

Kevin Morson, who lives near the scene, has called for more safety measures along the stretch of road.

The 57-year-old, from Dundee in Scotland, had been crossing the junction with her partner when the incident happened, police today said.

Paramedics were called to the scene and Mrs Cornwell was taken to Royal Preston Hospital suffering multiple injuries to her upper body shortly after 9pm on Thursday.

Police said initially her injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

But her condition deteriorated and Mrs Cornwell died in hospital on Monday.

Police are now urging anyone who witnessed the accident to come forward.

Local residents today told The Gazette road safety needed to be improved at the scene of the accident.

Kevin Morson, 53, of Haig Road, South Shore, added: “There needs to be more traffic lights or zebra crossings in place. There are no crossings and you have to wait for cars to stop for you.”

Michael Heyes, of Ford Salesrooms, on Waterloo Road, said: “Something like this was bound to happen. It’s a very dangerous road and I’m surprised nothing has happened earlier than this.”

The male driver of the Vauxhall Corsa stopped and was spoken to by police at the scene.

He has not been arrested.

Police have now appealed for anyone who saw the crash to come forward.

Sgt Alan Baron, of Lancashire’s Road Policing Unit said: “An investigation into the circumstances surrounding this collision is under way.

“If anybody witnessed it and they haven’t already spoken to police then I would urge them to contact us.”

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call Blackpool Police on 101 or, alternatively, via the free Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111.

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