Driver flees scene after hitting girl with car in Blackpool

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The car, possibly a Mercedes, failed to stop at the scene


A generic street view image of Queen’s Promenade, at the junction of Red Bank Road
A generic street view image of Queen’s Promenade, at the junction of Red Bank Road

A teenage girl was left needing surgery after being hit by a car while crossing the road in Blackpool.

The incident took place on Queen’s Promenade, close to the junction of Red Bank Road, at around 10.30pm on August 21.

A black vehicle, possibly a Mercedes, was travelling in the direction of Cleveleys when it collided with a 16-year-old girl as she was crossing the road.

The teenager was taken to hospital where it was confirmed she had suffered a serious break to her ankle, which required surgery.

The vehicle made off from the scene in the direction of Cleveleys.

Lancashire Police are investigating the incident and are appealing to the public for information.

PC Mark Rees, of Fleetwood Police, said: “This was a nasty collision which left a teenager with serious injuries, and enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what occurred and who was driving the car.

“An investigation has been underway since the incident but we are at a point where we need to ask the public for help. Did you see all or part of this incident? Or were you in the area at around the same time and have CCTV or dashcam footage? If you do, please get in touch straight away.

“We would also appeal to the driver, if he or she sees this appeal, to do the right thing and contact us.”

Anybody with information should call 101, quoting log 1647 of August 21st.