A MAN aged 79 from Mellor died following a two-collision at Mellor on Monday afternoon.
He suffered serious head injuries when the Ford Fiesta he was driving was in collision with a Renault Megane at the junction of Preston New Road and Further Lane at around 4-40 p.m.
He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital, where he later died.
The other driver, a 34-year-old woman, was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital with whiplash injuries and shock.
The road was closed for around three hours to allow collision investigators to carry out their work, and police are appealing for witnesses.
Sergeant Tracey Ward said: “I believe there may have been a number of other drivers who could have witnessed this collision but didn’t stop at the scene.
“If you were one of them I would be grateful if you could please contact police.”
Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org
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