Police appeal after pensioner dies in Cliviger smash

Police are appealing for information
Police are appealing for information
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Police are appealing for information after a collision in Cliviger in which a man has sadly died.

The incident occurred at around 5-10pm yesterday (Saturday) on Burnley Road, when a Nissan Qashqai, travelling in the direction of Todmorden, hit a stone wall on the opposite side of the carriageway.

Officers attended along with the ambulance service, and the driver – a man in his 60s – was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment. He sadly died at hospital.

The road was closed for around three hours while accident investigation officers attended.

Police are now asking anybody who witnessed the collision and has not yet been spoken to by police to contact us as soon as possible.

Sgt Adam Dawson, of the Lancashire Police TacOps Unit, said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who sadly died. We now have specialist officers offering support to them at this incredibly difficult time.

“Our investigation into what occurred is very much continuing today and we would now like to hear from anybody who witnessed the collision. We would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area and thinks they may have seen the Qashqai in the moments before the collision happened.”

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 1030 of March 16th.