Man in 70s dies after van smashes into lamppost on busy road

Wigan Road, Leyland <i>(Image: Street View)</i>
Wigan Road, Leyland (Image: Street View)

A man in his 70s has died after a van crashed into a lamppost on Wigan Road.

Police were called to Wigan Road, Leyland at around 1:55pm yesterday (December 6) after receiving reports that a van had crashed into a lamppost.

Emergency services, including the ambulance and fire service, attended the incident on Wigan Road and blocked the road in both directions while crews assessed the scene.

Police confirmed that the man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A spokesperson for the police said: “Emergency services have attended and, sadly, a man in his 70s was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this distressing time.

“A file will be passed onto HM Coroner in due course.”