Three dead and One Critical after Car Hits Lamp Post in Lancashire

9 October 2011, 09:12

Three people have died and another's critically ill in hospital - after a car hit a lamp post in Lancashire.

Three people have died and another's critically ill in hospital - after a car hit a lamp post in Lancashire.

It happened on the A666 Bolton Road in Darwen at around 3:30pm on Saturday afternoon.

A Peugot hatchback travelling towards Darwen crashed just outside the Ocean Palace restaurant.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene, while two others were taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital and later died from their injuries.

A fourth person is critically ill in hospital and currently undergoing surgery. 

Inspector Damian Kitchen from the Force Road Policing Unit said "We are in the process of identifying the people involved and informing relatives. An enquiry team has been established within the force roads policing unit and we are appealing for witnesses to come forward. This is an extremely tragic incident which will impact on a number of families, and we will be doing everything possible to support them at this time."

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