Two men seriously injured in Padiham crash

Burnley and Padiham police are appealing for information after three men were injured - two of them seriously - following a collision in Padiham.

Two of the men involved in the collision were seriously injured.
Two of the men involved in the collision were seriously injured.

Police were called to the scene of the incident at around 9:40pm on Friday, September 29th following reports of an accident on Slade Lane close to the junction with Adamson Street in which a Seat Leon car travelling from the direction of Church Street had left the carriageway, colliding with a tree.

The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old man, suffered a significant head injury and is currently in a critical condition. A 27-year-old man suffered neck, head, and shoulder injuries and is in a serious condition, while a second passenger, aged 30, suffered injuries to his pelvis and ribs.

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All the men were taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment and the road was closed for more than four hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision, with Temp Sgt Lee Harris, of Lancashire Police's Roads Policing Unit, saying: "Three men have been injured and we want to establish exactly what happened.

"If you saw the vehicle before the collision, or witnessed the incident, please contact us," he added.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1470 of September 29th.