Man dies following accident on A6068 Shuttleworth Link Road in Padiham

A man has died following a crash in Burnley last night.

The accident happened on the A6068 Shuttleworth Link Road forcing police to shut the road between Junction 8 of the M65 and the junction with A678 Blackburn Road.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the accident.

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A police spokesman said: "We are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision.

Police are appealing for witnesses

“We were called at about 7-40pm yesterday (Saturday) following a collision between a VW Passat and a Mercedes Vito van. The accident happened on the A6068 between junction eight of the M65 and Blackburn Road.

“The driver of the Passat, a man in his 70s, suffered injuries which proved fatal. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.”

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The driver of the Mercedes suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital. His injuries, thankfully, are not thought to be life threatening.

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Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 1,154 of Octtober 29.