Man dies in crash on Lancashire road

The scene of the fatal car accident on the A59 at Sawley.
The scene of the fatal car accident on the A59 at Sawley.
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A 44-year-old man died after a car crashed at a notorious accident blackspot on the A59 near Clitheroe early today.

It is thought that the black Fiat Punto collided with a dry stone wall near the entrance to Smithies Bridge Farm, at the foot of Sawley Brow, at 25 minutes past midnight.

The scene of the fatal car accident on the A59 at Sawley.

The scene of the fatal car accident on the A59 at Sawley.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not not yet been released.

Police and Fire and Rescue teams were on the scene, and the major road was closed for three and a half hours.

The accident happened near the acene of a fatal accident in October 2013, when 20-year-old market trader Oliver Jones, from Settle, lost control on a right hand bend in his Citroen Saxo and left the carriageway, colliding with a county boundary stone.

Sgt Tracey Ward of the Road Policing Unit said: “We are appealing for anyone with information about the collision to come forward and help us with our enquiries.

“Understandably this is a difficult time for the family of the deceased and specialist officers are supporting them.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0029 of May 27th.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org