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Teenager dies after early-hours collision in Chorley

The junction of Shepherds Way and Clifford Street, Chorley Credit: Google

A teenager has died after a car overturned on a roundabout in Lancashire.

The 18 year old from Chorley died in hospital from serious head injuries following the incident at 12.05am.

Police say the Vauxhall Corsa he was driving collided with a Toyota Yaris at the junction of Sherpherds Way and Clifford Street in the town.

His passengers, an 18 year old and a 17 year old, were also injured.

The driver of the Yaris, a 52 year old man from Blackburn, was uninjured and later arrested in connection with the incident.

The road was closed for six hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision.

"This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with the man’s family at this time. We believe a number of people were in the area at the time and would encourage them to come forward and talk to police."

– Sgt Finn Quainton, Lancashire Police

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting log reference 0002 of January 15.


Mum's appeal over son missing for more than a week

A mother from Lancashire whose son has been missing for more than a week has made a heart-felt appeal for her son to return home.

Concern is growing for the welfare of Edward Ruane, 25, who lives at an address on Hoyle Avenue in St Annes

Credit: Lancashire Police

Edward’s mum Sara Flynn urged her son to come home.

She said: “It is breaking my heart. I need my son back.”

Edward is described as white, 6ft 5in tall with shaven blonde hair. He was last seen wearing a black hoody, black jogging bottoms and black trainers.

It is thought that he could be in the St Annes or Blackpool areas. He also has links to Merseyside and the Levenshulme area of Manchester.

“We are getting concerned about Edward’s welfare as it’s now more than a week since he went missing and that concern is growing as each day passes.

"I would urge anyone who has seen him or has any information on his whereabouts to contact us.

"I would also appeal directly to Edward himself to get in touch if he sees this appeal to let us know he is okay.”

– Lancashire Police spokesman
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