Police witness appeal after Gisburn road smash

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a road accident near Gisburn

Friday, 7th February 2014, 7:12 pm
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The collision took place around 1-30pm today (Friday) on the A59 just past the Stirk House Hotel between Gisburn and Clitheroe.

Police report a white Vauxhall Vivaro van was travelling towards Gisburn when collided head on with a silver Volkswagen Polo travelling in the opposite direction.

The 50-year-old driver of the Polo was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital where he is undergoing scans. His condition is described as serious but not life threatening.

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The van driver was treated at Blackburn hospital for minor injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses and are trying to trace a dark-coloured car that was also seen travelling towards Gisburn at the time of the crash.

Sgt David Hurst from the Force Road Policing Unit said: “An investigation is underway into the circumstances of what has happened but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed the collision to contact Lancashire Police on 101.

“We are making inquiries into a third vehicle, described a dark-coloured car, which was also travelling towards Gisburn at the time of the collision.

“It is unclear at this early stage of the investigation if this car was involved in the collision but I would urge this driver, or anybody that has any information about this car to contact police.”

The A59 fully reopened at 6pm, with Gisburn bound traffic able to use the road from 4pm.