Police appeal for driver after woman collides with car

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POLICE are appealing for the driver of a burgundy estate car to come forward after a 32-year-old woman suffered head, leg and back injuries after she was involved in a collision with the car in Burnley.

The incident took place around 6-20pm on Friday, December 14th when the woman was using the pedestrian crossing on Padiham Road at the junction with Ightenhill Park Lane, just outside the Tim Bobbin pub.

As the traffic lights turned red the woman began to cross the road when a burgundy estate car came round the corner and collided with her knocking her over the bonnet onto the floor.

A passer-by helped the woman to her feet with the driver of the car who stopped and offered her a lift home which she accepted.

The driver said he had to go and collect his grandson but would return shortly to give the woman his details, but he never returned. Police are appealing for him to come forward.

PC Trevor Syrett from Burnley Police said: “The woman attended hospital in an ambulance having sustained serious injuries to her leg and back which resulted in her struggling to walk for several weeks. She also had a cut to her head which required six stitches.

“The driver of the burgundy estate car is described as being aged in his 60s with balding grey hair and a short and plump build. I’d appeal to him to come forward so we can understand the full circumstances of what has happened.

“I believe there were also several witnesses to this incident so I’d appeal to these people to come forward, in particular the person that helped her to her feet.

“Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log reference LC-20121214-1216.”