A 21-year-old man from St. Anne’s has died in hospital following an accident in Lytham. An 18-year-old man from Lytham was arrested at the scene of suspicion of drink-driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has since been released under investigation.
Lancashire Constabulary said they were called at 12.02 a.m. on Thursday 14th September to a report that a Toyota Landcruiser had left the carriageway and gone down an embankment on Blackpool Road.
The 21-year-old man from St Anne’s suffered serious injuries in the accident. He has since sadly died on Friday 15th September.at Royal Preston Hospital Two other passengers in the vehicle, a man in his 20s and an 18-year-old girl, suffered injuries which required hospital treatment and have since been released.
The driver of the Toyota, an 18-year-old man from Lytham, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has since been released under investigation.
In a statement released today (Monday 18th September) Sgt Thomas Malley, from the Lancashire Roads Policing Unit, said: ‘These are very sad and tragic circumstances, and my thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the man involved at this sad and difficult time. The family are being supported by specialist trained officers.
We continue to appeal for any information, including witnesses and dashboard mounted camera footage, which may show what happened and assist our investigation. If you can help please come forward and contact us.’
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101, quoting log 0003 of September 14, 2023, if you can help.