THE DRIVER of a Jaguar fled from the scene of a crash following an accident on a busy road.

Police and paramedics were called to the junction of Bastwell Road and Whalley New Road, Blackburn, at around 3.45pm on Thursday 14 after a woman was reported to have been injured in an accident.

Police arrived to the scene first and traffic management was carried out by officers as an ambulance was called.

The driver of the silver Jaguar, accompanied by two other males, had already fled from the scene by the time they arrived. 

Prior to the accident, witnesses described seeing the silver car ‘whizzing up’ Whalley New Road before it smashed into another car which was being driven by a woman in her early-twenties.

The impact of the accident sent the woman’s car, a red Golf, spinning onto the pavement. 

By-standers then reported seeing the driver and two other men get out of the car and flee the scene. 

Speaking at the time of the crash, Blackburn with Darwen Councillor Tasleem Fazal said: “The girl driving the Golf was my niece - she doesn’t appear too badly injured but is very shaken.

“We are currently waiting on an ambulance to arrive.

“People who were walking along the road when it happened said three men got out of the Jaguar as soon as the crash happened and ran away. They have abandoned the car.”

Cllr Fazal went on to say that the number of accident’s occurring on some of Blackburn’s busiest roads is a big concern for the council at the moment. 

He said: “There are a high number of crashes happening in the town and it is something we are very much aware of. 

“We have discussed the possibilities of putting speed cameras on some of the worst roads, but at the end of the day, most of the people responsible for these accidents are not bothered about being flashed and getting three points on their license - the camera won’t act as a deterrent for many people.

“That is not to say that we are not thinking of new ways to try and reduce this kind of behaviour, it is something we regularly discuss.”

Anybody with information of the accident should contact the police on 101 quoting log reference number 903 of February 14.