Pensioner dies after car crash in Blackburn

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 79-year-old man died following a car crash in Blackburn yesterday.

A Ford Fiesta and a Renault Megan collided at the junction of Preston New Road and Further Lane in Mellor at around 4.40pm.

The 79-year-old, who was driving the Fiesta, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with significant head injuries where he later died.

The 34-year-old female driver of the Megan was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital where she was treated for whiplash injuries and shock.

“I believe there may have been a number of other drivers who could have witnessed this collision but didn’t stop at the scene. If you were one of them I would be grateful if you could please contact police.”

“If anybody else has any information which they think could assist with our investigation please come forward.”

– Sergeant Tracey Ward

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at