Man hospitalised after hit-and-run in Blackpool

A man in his 50s was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in Blackpool.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 4:59 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 5:00 pm

The man was struck by a car as he was crossing Watson Road, close to the junction with Sowerby Avenue, at around midday on Wednesday (April 28).

He was taken to hospital for treatment but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

The car, thought to be a white Ford Fiesta ST-Line, failed to stop at the scene and made off in the direction of Marton Drive.

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No arrests have been made and officers have urged any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to get in touch.

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Sgt Adam Crossley, of Lancashire Police, said: "This was a nasty collision which has left a man with injuries. However instead of stopping to check they were okay, the driver of the vehicle made off from the scene.”

"We would now ask anybody with information about the collision to get in touch. Perhaps you saw it or saw the Fiesta in the moments before or after it happened. Maybe you have dashcam footage showing the vehicle involved. Or perhaps you think you know who is involved.

The man was struck by a car as he was crossing Watson Road, close to the junction with Sowerby Avenue. (Credit: Google)

"Whatever information you have we would ask you to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

"We would also urge the driver of the vehicle to search their conscience and come forward."

The car is thought to have damage to the front end and a smashed windscreen

Anybody with information should contact police by calling 101 or emailing [email protected], quoting log number 0561 of April 28.

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