Man in his 80s under investigation after hit and run outside Tesco in St Annes

A pensioner in his 80s is under investigation after a hit and run outside a Tesco Express in St Annes.

By Matthew Calderbank
Tuesday, 22nd March 2022, 3:17 pm

The elderly driver was identified after police appealed for information following the hit and run in St David’s Road North at around 9pm on Saturday, March 12.

The driver failed to stop and drove away, leaving the victim – a man also aged in his 80s - seriously injured at the scene.

The road was closed for an hour between Cross Street and St Leonard's Road whilst ambulance crews attended and the injured pensioner was taken to hospital.

Police say a man in his 80s has been identified in connection with a hit and run which left another man in his his 80s seriously injured outside Tesco Express in St David's Road North, St Annes on Saturday, March 12

North West Ambulance Service said he suffered a serious leg injury, as well as extensive bruising to his head and body.

The Gazette enquired about his current condition, but the ambulance service said it was unable to provide an update. However, we understand he is now in a stable condition.

Following enquiries, officers identified a local man in his 80s as the suspected driver. He has been interviewed and is “assisting with enquiries”, say police.

No arrests have been made at this stage but he remains under investigation.

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A police spokesman said: “A man in his 80s has been identified and spoken with in connection with the collision and is assisting with our enquiries.

“The investigation is ongoing.”

Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident can contact police on 101 quoting log 1546 of March 12.

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