AN APPEAL is underway to find a driver who was driving aggressively in heavy rain and overtook a car causing it to lose control and overturn.

The collision occurred just before 7.20pm on May 23 when a grey Nissan and a silver Peugeot 207 were travelling along Elton Road, Haslingden, towards Blackburn.

The Peugeot was overtaken by the Nissan and the Peugeot driver has lost control and the car has left the road, overturning, injuring a woman in her 60s and putting two children in danger.

A police spokesman said: “This collision has left a woman with quite serious injuries and two children very shaken.

“It happened in quite poor weather conditions, with torrential rain, and could have quite easily have resulted in fatalities.”

The woman in the Peugeot suffered chest injuries and remains in hospital, while the two children were badly shaken by the experience and although not seriously hurt, were taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital as a precaution.

The Nissan, which had earlier been seen being driven aggressively behind other vehicles, slowed down and saw the Peugeot had crashed but the driver left the scene.

PC Webster said: “We urgently need to identify the driver of the Nissan to get their version of events.

“I am appealing for any witnesses, anyone with information on the identity of the Nissan driver or anybody with dashcam footage which could assist our investigation to get in touch.

“I would also appeal directly to the driver of the Nissan to make contact with the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information can email or call 101, quoting log 1315 of May 23, 2021.