Man seriously hurt in collision in early hours

The scene of the accident on Garstang Road East, Poulton.
The scene of the accident on Garstang Road East, Poulton.
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A pedestrian is in hospital after he suffered serious head injuries after colliding with a taxi in Poulton.

The 28-year-old man from Grange Park is thought to have been making his way home from a night out in the town when the accident happened at 2.45am yesterday.

Police said the man had been walking along Garstang Road East, near to the junction of Carr Head Lane, when he was struck by a Vauxhall Zafira taxi.

The vehicle had been travelling in the direction of Blackpool.

He was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital with what police described as serious head injuries, before being transferred to the Royal Preston Hospital – a specialist head injury centre.

Specially trained officers are supporting the man’s family who are at his bedside.

Police said the road was closed for three hours yesterday while forensic officers examined the scene.

The taxi driver, who is from Poulton, stopped at the scene and was spoken to by police but has not been arrested.

The taxi was impounded by police for further examination.

Sgt Finn Quainton, from the Force Road Policing Unit, said: “An investigation is under way into the circumstances of exactly what happened.

“I would appeal to anybody who witnessed this collision to contact police on 101. The man‘s family is being supported by specially trained officers.”

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