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83 year old seriously injured after collision with a van in Blackpool

The incident happened last Thursday at 12:10. Police are now looking for witnesses.

Police in Blackpool are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was seriously injured following a collision on Westcliffe Drive.

Police were called around 12.10pm on Thursday (October 3) to reports of a collision on Westcliffe Drive.

A 58-year-old man had been driving a Citroen Berlingo van northbound when he overtook a bus which had stopped.

As the driver continued another motorist is alleged to have overtaken the van driver, travelling onto the opposite side of the carriageway in the wrong direction.

The Citroen was then involved in a collision with a pedestrian, an 83-year-old woman, who suffered a number of serious injuries including suspected fractures to her arm, hip, leg as well as facial injuries. She was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who saw the incident and in particular anyone with dashboard mounted camera that may have footage of the incident or circumstances leading up to it.

Sgt Steve Hardman, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “We are appealing for information following a road traffic collision in Blackpool which has left a pedestrian with serious injuries.

“We are keen to speak to anyone with dash cam footage of the incident or of a blue vehicle driving in the wrong direction on Westcliffe Drive. We believe the actions of the driver may have contributed to the collision between the pedestrian and Citroen.

“I would urge anyone who saw this vehicle, travelling on the southbound carriageway, close to Morrisons, to come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email

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