Appeal following fatal road traffic collision in Ormskirk

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 71 year old man died in a road traffic collision in Ormskirk yesterday (Thursday 28th February).

The collision took place at around 11:35am on Wheatsheaf car park when the man was hit by a Skoda Octavia which, for unknown reasons, had lost control whilst pulling out of a parking space.

The man, who has been named as Edward Weston from Ormskirk, as a result was trapped between another vehicle and a wall and suffered significant chest injuries. He was taken through to hospital but sadly passed away.

An investigation is now underway to ascertain exactly what happened and police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

Sergeant Finn Quainton from the Force Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident and I’d appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision who hasn’t yet spoken with police to come forward.

“Specialist family liaison officers are supporting Mr Weston’s family.”

Anyone that witnessed this collision should contact Lancashire Police on 101.

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