40-Year-Old Local Driver Arrested Following Death Of Pedestrian Last Friday (11th November)

Following an appeal to trace a BMW driver who made off from the scene of a fatal accident before emergency services could arrive, Police have today (14.11.2022) reported that a 40-year-old man from Blackpool has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

It was last Friday, 11th November at around 5.55 p.m.  that police called to a report of a serious collision on St Walburgas Road involving a pedestrian and motorcyclist.

Sadly, the pedestrian, a 67-year-old man from Blackpool, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old man from Blackpool, suffered injuries to his rib and shoulder. He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

Following further investigation, including CCTV enquiries, police believed a second vehicle, possibly a BMW car, was also involved in the incident, with the driver making off from the scene before emergency services arrived. The motorcyclist was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Temp Sgt Martin Wilcock, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations Unit, said: at the time ‘These are very tragic and sad circumstances and our thoughts are with the man and his family at this time. We are keen to speak to anyone with information, who saw what happened or who may have dashcam footage. We are particularly keen to establish whether the motorcyclist and BMW car were racing before the collision and would encourage motorists to come forward and assist our enquiries. Furthermore, I would make a direct appeal to the BMW driver to contact police immediately’

Anyone with further information can contact police on 101 or email quoting log 1028 of November 11.

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