Police appeal for witnesses following fatal road traffic collision

Police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage following a fatal road traffic collision on the A59 at Whalley in which a woman in her 70s died.

Police are appealing for witnesses.
Police are appealing for witnesses.

Officers were called to reporter of a collision involving a Citroen C3 and a Volvo HGV at around 1.45pm on Thursday February 20th. The incident happened between Petre roundabout in Langho and Bramley Mead roundabout in Whalley.

Sadly, the driver of the Citroen C3, a woman in her 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, also a woman in her 70s, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the HGV was unhurt.

The road remained closed until shortly after 10pm while emergency services worked at the scene.

PC Laura Kendall, of Lancashire Police said: “We would like to ask anyone who saw the incident or who caught anything on their dash cam of the incident as it happened to please get in touch with us to help us determined the circumstances around the collision.

“Our thoughts are with the woman’s family at this sad time.”

The police appealing for any witnesses – or anyone who has dash cam footage that may assist the investigation – to contact them on 101 quoting log number 0727 of February 20th.