UPDATE: Police appeal for witnesses after 81-year-old woman hit by a van

Woman taken to hospital after being hit by car in Bamber Bridge
Woman taken to hospital after being hit by car in Bamber Bridge

An 81-year-old woman has suffered serious injuries after being hit by a van in Bamber Bridge.

Police are appealing for information on the the incident which happened on Ellen Street at around 11am Saturday morning.

The woman sustained head and back injuries before being taken to Royal Preston Hospital where she remains.

She sustained the injuries after a Ford Transit van was travelling down St Mary's Road and turned left into Ellen Street. The 81-year-old pedestrian stepped out to cross the road when she was involved in a collision with the van.

The road was closed for two hours for an investigation to take place.

Sgt Finn Quainton of the Road Policing Unit said: “Our enquiries are on-going to establish the circumstances of the collision and I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed what happened to contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 455 of November 7.