Man suffers collapsed lung and broken eye socket after collision on zebra crossing

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Three people from Leyland have been arrested after a 22-year-old man was hit by a car on a zebra crossing.

The Preston man and his friend were crossing the road on Moor Lane in the city at around 9.15pm last night (Wednesday), when he was involved in a collision with a blue Ford Focus travelling towards the A6.

The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to hospital suffering from a broken eye socket and cheek bone and a collapsed lung. The injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Police launched an investigation and a Ford Focus was traced to an address in Leyland where three people were arrested last night.

A 43-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were both arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop, and a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop after an accident and failing to provide a specimen.

They are all currently in custody.

Sgt Finn Quainton, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw this collision or the Ford Focus in the moments before to contact us.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 1408 of September 17 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.