Police witness appeal after pensioner’s death

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 90-year-old pedestrian died after being involved in a collision with a car in Clitheroe.

The incident took place around 11-35am last Thursday (January 2nd) when a Toyota Corolla driving towards the town centre collided with the man as he crossed Railway View Avenue from Church Walk.

The pedestrian, named as Stuart Beal from Clitheroe, was knocked to the ground and sustained a cut to his head.

He was taken to Blackburn Royal Hospital where his injuries were initially believed to be minor.

Mr Beal was kept in overnight and discharged last Friday (January 3rd), but his condition worsened over the proceeding days and he was pronounced dead at 3-30am at his home yesterday (Monday).

Sgt Finn Quainton, from the Force Road Policing, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Mr Beal’s family.

“The Toyota Corolla had just emerged from Clitheroe Health Centre car park when the collision took place. An investigation is underway, but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or with any information that could assist with our investigation to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”