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Man dies in fatal 'hit-and-run' crash in Lancashire

Princes Way in Fleetwood Photo: Google Street View

A man who was celebrating his wife's birthday has been killed in a fatal "hit-and-run" crash in Fleetwood.

The 63-year-old man was walking with his wife at around 8.35pm on Tuesday 24th January on Princes Way when he was hit by a car. He died at the scene.

Police are searching for the driver of the vehicle and are asking people with information to come forward.

“This is an incredibly tragic incident where a man, simply out for an evening walk with his wife after celebrating her birthday, has been hit by a car and subsequently died. My thoughts are with his family and friends at the sad time. “We need to trace the vehicle and driver as soon as possible. I would urge this person to search their conscience and come forward. I appreciate in a highly stressful situation like this, they may have panicked but it’s time to do the right thing and speak to the police.

– DI Mark Dickinson

DI Mark Dickinson added: “The car involved will have clear damage from where it has hit the man and so if you think you know who the owner is or you think you may have seen it, please contact us immediately.

“We are particularly keen to speak with the driver of a blue coloured hatchback, possibly a Vauxhall Astra, which stopped but left the scene before police arrived.

“We also need to talk to the driver of a silver or grey Ford Focus that passed close to the ambulance at the scene on nearby Chatsworth Avenue shortly after the incident.

“In addition, we want speak with the owner and user of an old style BMW car seen driving up and down Princes Way earlier in the evening.

“Lastly, if you know anything at all that you think could assist us with our investigation, please call 101 quoting incident reference 1358

  • Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident reference 1358 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.