Burnley man seriously injured after being hit by Ford Transit van in Colne Road

An investigation is under way after a pedestrian was knocked down in Burnley yesterday (Tuesday, December 6).

The man, aged 68 and from Burnley, suffered a skull fracture after he was hit by a Ford Transit van at the junction of Colne Road and Hebrew Road at around 12.45pm.

He was taken to hospital in a serious condition where he continues to receive treatment for his injuries.

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The van driver, a man in his 50s from Burnley, was not injured.

Police closed Colne Road from Burnley town centre to the junction with Hebrew Road after a van hit a man in his 60s on Tuesday, December 6

Colne Road was closed in both directions for some time whilst emergency services worked at the scene. Motorists were told to seek other routes and avoid the area.

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Police are now are urging any witnesses, or anyone with information about the collision, to come forward.

A police spokesman said: “A pedestrian was left with serious injuries following a collision in Burnley – did you see what happened?”

If you can help, call police on 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 0523 of December 6.