A MAN has died following a collision in Langho this afternoon.

Police were called at around 2pm following reports of a serious collision on the A59 Longsight Road, near to the junction with The Rydings, between a pedestrian and a lorry.

The pedestrian, a 49 year-old man, died at the scene.

The road was closed for around two hours while specialist officers attended.

Sergeant Andy Ainsworth, of Lancashire Police, said: “An investigation is under way following a fatal collision on the A59 Longsight Road at Langho.

“A man has died and first and foremost our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

“A family liaison officer has been appointed to support them.

“We are now appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, and has not yet spoken with police, to contact us as soon as possible.”

The air ambulance was also called to the scene and motorists were advised to avoid the area.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting log 693, December 29.