Pedestrian seriously injured after being knocked down in Blackpool town centre

A man has been seriously injured after he was knocked down in Blackpool town centre yesterday evening (Monday, December 20).

Tuesday, 21st December 2021, 8:12 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st December 2021, 2:28 pm

Police closed a number of roads after the man, aged in his 50s, was struck whilst crossing at the junction of Springfield Road and Dickson Road at around 6.15pm.

Emergency services were called to the scene and motorists and pedestrians were urged to avoid the area as the roads were closed for several hours.

An ambulance crew and an advanced paramedic attended and the injured man was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

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Emergency services were called to the scene and motorists and pedestrians were urged to avoid the area. The injured man was taken to hospital and remains in a serious condition this morning, say police. Pic: Dave Nelson

Pictures from the scene show crash investigators marking the road next to a silver Mitsubishi Delica.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at around 6.15pm last night (Monday) to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian at the junction of Springfield Road and Dickson Road, Blackpool.

"The pedestrian – a man aged in his 50s – was taken to hospital for treatment for serious injuries.

"Our enquiries are ongoing and anybody who witnessed the incident is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log 1168 of December 20."

A man was seriously injured after he was knocked down by a car in Blackpool town centre yesterday evening (Monday, December 20). Pic: Dave Nelson

Lancashire Police said no arrests have been made following the collision.

Sgt Martin Wilcock, of the Lancs Police TacOps team, said: "The pedestrian remains in hospital with serious injuries and we are working hard to establish exactly what occurred.

"We are now appealing for information and are asking anybody who saw this incident, or saw either the car or pedestrian in the moments before it happened, to get in touch.”

An ambulance spokesman added: "We were called to Dickson Road, Blackpool at 6.13pm to reports of an road traffic collision involving a pedestrian.

Police closed a number of town centre roads after the man, aged in his 50s, was struck whilst crossing at the junction of Springfield Road and Dickson Road at around 6.15pm. Pic: Dave Nelson

"An ambulance crew, solo paramedic and an advanced paramedic all attended and a man was taken to hospital."

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