Police appeal after Nelson road smash

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Nelson.

The incident happened in Marsden Road, near the junction with Hillingdon Road North, on Friday, around 6-30pm.

A black Seat Ibiza was involved in a collision with a red scooter. The rider of the scooter sustained head and chest injuries and was detained in the Royal Blackburn Hospital overnight.

PC Brendan Williams from Pennine Road Policing Unit said: “I would appeal to anyone in the area at the time to come forward and contact the police.

“Fortunately the rider did not receive serious injuries but he did have to remain in hospital overnight. If anyone witnessed what happened they should come forward and get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Pennine Road Policing Unit on 101. People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.