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Driver hurt after vehicle struck by timber in Weeton

[A]n investigation is underway after a driver was injured when a piece of timber struck his vehicle in Weeton.

Police were called around 11am yesterday (August 30) following reports of a collision in Weeton Road.

A man in his 50s was driving in a silver Ford Fiesta towards Kirkham when a pickup van approached in the opposite direction.

As the vehicle entered the final bend before the A585, a piece of wood came loose from the van, striking the windscreen of the Ford.

The motorist suffered a significant injury to his hand with the van driver continuing in the direction of Weeton.

Police are appealing for information following the incident.

PC Chris Long, of Lancashire Police, said: “The timber has struck the victim’s windscreen, causing damage to the dashboard and bending the steering wheel.

“The wood has also damaged the driver’s hand, causing injury to the index and middle fingers.

“The van involved was described as a new-looking white transit or sprinter-type pickup with a slightly enclosed back. It was carrying a quantity of cut timber in the rear.

“The vehicle did not stop at the scene, but it is possible the driver was not aware of the load loss.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who can assist with our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log reference 0423 of August 30.

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