A PENSIONER suffered serious injuries when a van he was travelling in crashed into a lamp-post and overturned.

The 70-year-old passenger is thought to have suffered a fractured neck in the accident which happened at 1.25pm on Wednesday, November 23. The 88-year-old driver was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses.


A police spokesman said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Blackburn in which a 70-year-old man has suffered serious injuries.

“The incident occurred at 1.25pm on November 23 in Shadsworth Road, when a Toyota Hiace collided with a lamp post in a central pedestrian island before overturning.

“The driver, an 88-year-old man, was uninjured, but his passenger is thought to have suffered a fractured neck.

“We are appealing for anybody who witnessed the collision to get in touch.”

Sgt John Jennings-Wharton said: “This collision has left a man with a serious injury and we are now urging anybody who may have seen the incident to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anybody with information can contact the police on 101 quoting log number 620 of November 23.