Pedestrian in a critical condition after being trapped underneath van

The collision happened at the junction where Bibby's Road meets Bispham Road
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A pedestrian has been left in a critical condition after being hit by a van.

Police were called to Bibby's Road in Bispham, close to the junction with Bispham Road, at 11.49am yesterday (Friday June 21). A Ford Transit van had been involved in a collision with a pedestrian who was trapped underneath the vehicle.

The pedestrian, described as a local man in his 80s, was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.


A spokesperson for Lancashire Constabulary said: "Our officers were called to Bibby’s Road at the junction with Bispham Road at 11.49am yesterday (21 June) following reports a Ford Transit van had collided with a pedestrian and the pedestrian had become trapped.

The pedestrian – a local man in his 80s – was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition. "The driver of the van will be spoken to in due course."

Police have issued an appeal for CCTV or dashcam footage. Anyone who can help with the investigation is being asked to get in touch by emailing or calling 101 quoting log 0560 of 21 June.

Sergeant Paul McCurrie, of our Specialist Operations Team, said: “This collision has left a man with some extremely serious injuries and my thoughts are with him and his loved ones at this time.

"Work is ongoing to establish the full circumstances which led to the collision and I would ask any witnesses or anyone with CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage which could assist our investigation to contact the police as soon as possible.”