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Man, 94, dies after Melling crash

A pensioner has died following a collision between a car and two lorries in Melling, near Kirkby Lonsdale.

Police were called around 3.20pm on Thursday (June 28) to reports of an accident on the A683 Melling Road.

A Nissan Almera car had collided with two heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

The driver of the Almera, a 94-year-old man from Farleton, suffered serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment. Sadly he died from his injuries yesterday (Tuesday, July 3).

The drivers of the HGVs were not injured.

The road was closed for six hours while emergency services and accident investigators attended the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision.

PC Shaun Canning, of Lancashire Police, said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with the family and friends of the man involved.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed a collision between a car and two HGVs in Melling.

“We want to establish exactly what has happened and hope the public can help us.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log reference 1074 of June 28.

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