A woman suffered serious injuries after being struck by a HGV tractor unit and trailer.

The incident occurred at around 2.20am on Saturday, July 2 on the Bay Gateway, close to the junction with Morecambe Road, Morecambe when a woman in her 30s was struck by the vehicle.

She was taken to hospital with serious injuries, which it is believed will be 'life-changing'.

The road was closed until around 7am while specialist accident investigators attended. Police said they would now like to hear from anybody who saw the collision, saw either the pedestrian or the HGV in the moments before it happened, or who has dashcam or CCTV showing what occurred.

Sgt Dave Hurst, of the Lancashire Police TacOps team, said: “This collision has left a woman in hospital with serious injuries and an investigation has been launched to establish exactly what occurred.

“Perhaps you saw the collision or have dashcam or CCTV showing what happened. “The woman was walking along the Bay Gateway in company with a man when the incident took place so we are also asking anybody who drove down the road at the time of the collision to cast their minds back and see if they can remember seeing the pair.

"Similarly anybody who saw the HGV in the moments before the collision should get in touch.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting log 143 of July 2.