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Information appeal made following serious road collision at Bacup


An appeal for information has been made by police following a serious collision in Bacup. The incident occurred at around 3:20am on Thursday 1st January, on the A681 Newchurch Road, when a Vauxhall Corsa which was travelling from Bacup towards Rawtenstall collided on a bend with a Seat Alhambra which had been travelling in the opposite direction.

The Seat has then collided with two parked cars, a Fiat 500 and a Vauxhall Astra. The driver of the Vauxhall Corsa, a 27 year old man from Stacksteads, suffered a serious head injury and was taken to Hope Hospital in Salford by ambulance, where he remains in a serious condition.

The driver of the Seat, a 23 year old man from Keighley in West Yorkshire, suffered whiplash. Two passengers in the Corsa were not injured.

The road was closed for 5 hours.

Sgt. Malcolm Bell, of the Road Policing Unit, said ‘This incident has left a young man with a serious injury and I would appeal to anyone who saw this collision to contact the police.’

Anybody who has got any information should get in touch with police on 101 quoting log number 0520 of January 1st.

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