Pedestrian injured on M65

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A MAN was seriously injured after being struck by a car on the M65.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident which happened yesterday at 2-50 a.m. on the westbound exit slip road at junction 8.

The 32-year-old pedestrian, who is from Darwen, was in collision with a blue Volkswagen Passat and was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital with injuries to his lower body.

His condition is described as stable and although serious, the injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Sgt Sean Cunningham said: “An investigation is underway and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or saw the pedestrian either on or close to the motorway prior to the collision to contact police.”

Anyone with any information should contact Lancashire police on 08451 25 35 45.