Man, 90, dies after Clitheroe car collision

A 90-YEAR-OLD pedestrian has died four days after a crash in Clitheroe.

Police said Stuart Beal was discharged from hospital the day after the collision in Railway View Avenue, but his condition worsened over the next few days and he was pronounced dead this morning.

The crash, involving a Toyota Corolla, happened at about 11.35am on Thursday, as Mr Beal crossed Railway View Avenue from Church Walk.

Police said the car was driving towards the town centre and Mr Beal cut his head after being knocked to the ground.

He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where his injuries were initially believed to be minor, but was kept in overnight and discharged on Friday, officers said.

However, his condition worsened and he was pronounced dead at home at 3.30am, officers added.

Sergeant Finn Quainton, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Force Road Policing, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Mr Beal’s family.

“The Toyota Corolla had just emerged from Clitheroe Health Centre car park when the collision took place.

“An investigation is underway but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or with any information that could assist with our investigation to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

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