Police renew appeal for witnesses to major road accident

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Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses after a woman and a toddler were injured in a collision near Clitheroe yesterday afternoon.

The incident happened at around 1pm on Standen Hall Road at Worston when a white Vauxhall Corsa was involved in a collision with a 45-year-old woman and an 18 month old baby boy who was in a pram.

Sgt James Power, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision itself or who saw the white Corsa in the moments leading up to the collision to contact the police.”

The toddler was airlifted to Alder Hey Hospital with facial injuries and the woman, who suffered leg injuries, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital. The injuries are said to be significant but not life threatening injuries. A dog that was with the woman was also injured and was bneing treated at a vets.

The driver of the Corsa, a 17 year old boy from Skipton, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been bailed until March.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0617 of Thursday, January 21st.