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Elderly woman dies in hospital after bad Blackburn crash

POLICE are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following the death of a woman after a collision in Blackburn.

Officers were called to Bolton Road at 4.48pm yesterday (July 14) following reports of a serious road traffic collision at the Branch Road junction of the A666.

It is believed a Toyota Hybrid had been going down Cravens Brow in the direction of Blackburn Town Centre when it clipped the kerb of a traffic island, before crashing into a traffic light station. No other vehicles are thought to have been involved.

The driver of the Toyota, a woman in her 70s from Darwen, was taken to hospital but sadly died this afternoon (July 15th).

Sgt Peter Norris, of East Tactical Operations, said: “My thoughts are with the woman’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

“We are now investigating the full circumstances of what led to the collision and I would ask any witnesses or anybody with CCTV or dashcam footage which could assist our enquiries to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to email 3961@lancashire.police.uk or call police on 101, quoting log 1101 of July 14, 2021.

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