Police were called around 12.20am today (Sunday, November 13) to a report of a serious collision on the Promenade, close to the Sea Life Centre.
Emergency services attended and found a man in his 30s from Fleetwood with multiple injuries. Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following investigation, police believe the man had been holding onto the outside of a moving taxi. The man was then thrown from the vehicle towards a Mercedes car travelling in the opposite direction.
The driver of the taxi, a 58-year-old man from Blackpool, was not injured. He was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
The driver of the Mercedes, a 69-year-old man from Blackpool, was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
A third man, aged 45 and from Blackpool, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is in custody.
Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses and dashboard mounted camera footage.
Sergeant Martin Wilcock, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations Unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the man involved and his family at this very sad and difficult time.
“While we have made three arrests, this is a complex investigation and we need people to come forward to tell us what they saw.
“Any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant or small, could assist our enquiries.”
If you can help call 101 or email email@example.com quoting log 0031 of November 13.
To upload dashcam footage go to: Witness appeal after man dies in collision | Lancashire Constabulary | Community Portal (digital-policing.co.uk)
Earlier today (Sunday 13th November), a tweet by Blackpool Police just before 1 a.m. read: ‘The Promenade, Blackpool, outside the Sea Life Centre is currently closed following a road traffic collision. It is unclear at this time how long the road will be closed for. We will update you once the road has been reopened.’