A pensioner has suffered serious injuries to her back and leg after being hit by a car while she was riding her mobility scooter.

Police are now appealing for information following rhe incident. 

At around 8.55am on Thursday, police were called to an accident at the junction of Dickson Road and Banks Street in Blackpool.

An 80-year-old woman was riding a scooter across the pedestrian crossing when she was hit by a Mazda CX-5 car.

The woman, from Blackpool, suffered serious injuries to her lower leg and back and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital.

The driver of the Mazda, a woman in her 20s from Blackpool, was not injured.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident.

Sgt Peter Snook, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “We are appealing for information after a woman was left with serious injuries following a collision in Blackpool.

“Given the time of day I believe many people will have seen what happened. If you can help our investigation please come forward.”

Please call 101 or email 1574@lancashire.police.uk quoting log 0263 of January 13 if you can help us.