A PENSIONER was hit by a car while crossing a road.

Police were called to Skipton Road in Foulridge near St Michael and All Angels CE Primary School at 8.40am.

The 80-year-old man suffered serious leg injuries.

No children were involved in the incident and officers are working with the school to support children and parents, a police spokesman said.

The road was closed for three hours whilst collision investigators went about their work at the scene but the road is now fully open.

Sgt Adam Dawson said; "We are appealing for any witnesses to get in contact with the investigation team via "101" or the Lancashire Police website quoting log 0258 of today."