Pier Forecourt, Promenade, Southport

The emergency services were called to the Pier Forecourt at around 1pm this afternoon after a pensioner was struck by a delivery vehicle (Tuesday 2 May 2017).

Witnesses at the scene told our reporter that a delivery van driver reversed into a man stood behind his vehicle.

A delivery van struck and caused severe injuries to a man walking across the forecourt of Silcocks Funland earlier today.

A second person who was with the man was also injured and treated by paramedics at the scene.

Following the incident there have been widespread calls for better traffic regulations in the pedestrianised area. Lorries, land trains and numerous motorbikes are known to frequent the area.

The man was airlifted to hospital and second person transferred by ambulance.