Clitheroe horror smash: driver (17) arrested

Police appeal for information over the serious road accident on Worston Road.
Police appeal for information over the serious road accident on Worston Road.

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses after an horrific crash last week when a grandma and her baby grandson were hit by a car as they strolled along a Clitheroe road.

The two are still in hospital with serious injuries after they were hit by a Vauxhall Corsa driven by a 17-year-old Skipton youth who was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been bailed until March 1st.

And today the Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership will discuss the incident at their meeting after concerns that the country road has a national 60mph speed limit.

The driver is believed to attend Clitheroe Royal Grammar School sixth form centre and was out driving with three fellow students during his lunch break last Thursday.

Headteacher Judith Child said: “This is a distressing incident which must be very difficult for all those involved, and their families. Our thoughts are very much with those who were injured and we hope they make a good recovery.

“As it is currently being investigated by the police, it would be inappropriate for me to comment further at this time.”

The 45-year-old woman, who was taking an afternoon stroll and pushing her grandson in his pram when the collision occurred, suffered two broken legs, a slight bleed on the brain and other serious injuries including a broken hand, damaged ribs and facial injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital. She is expected to be in hospital for some time.