Nelson man dies after suspected ‘medical episode’ at the wheel

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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A Nelson man has died after a collision in Accrington yesterday evening (Friday).

The incident happened at around 10 pm when a red Ford Ranger vehicle has turned off Eagle Street and on to Cannon Street.

It is thought that the car has hit three metal signposts before veering across the road on to the opposite side, colliding with a wall and a parked white Volkswagen Up.

The driver, named as 72-year-old Michael Lockwood, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything to come forward.

Road Policing Sgt Tracey Ward said: “This is a tragic incident where a man has sadly died after what we suspect was a medical episode at the wheel. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad and difficult time.

“We are still investigating this collision and I ask anyone who might have seen anything to get in touch.”

Mr Lockwood’s family have been informed and a file has been prepared for the coroner.

Anyone with information can contact 101 quoting incident reference 1501 of April 29th.