Woman (68) dies after Burnley road accident

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Police are appealing for information after a 68-year-old local woman died following a collision with a car.

The incident happened around 5.50pm yesterday (Friday) in Brunshaw Road, Burnley.

It is believed the woman was crossing the road when the collision occurred with a black Ford Focus car.

She was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with serious head injuries, but died this morning (Saturday 20).

The road was closed for more than two hours following the incident.

Sgt John Jennings-Wharton of the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident and specialist officers are with the woman’s family and our thoughts are with them. An investigation to establish the circumstances of the collision is already underway and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information about what happened to contact us.”

Anyone with any information about this incident should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 1144 of December 19th.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.