Man dies after car crash

The junction of Yarrow Valley Way and Butterworth Brow, Chorley

The junction of Yarrow Valley Way and Butterworth Brow, Chorley

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An elderly man has died following a car smash in Chorley.

Police are appealing for witnesses of a collision that happened earlier this month, after a 79-year-old man died nine days after the incident.

The collision occurred at around 5pm on Butterworth Brow with the junction of Yarrow Valley Way on Tuesday, December 9.

The Nissan Almera driven by the elderly man was travelling along Butterworth Brow and manoeuvring onto Yarrow Valley Way when it was involved in a crash with a Ford Focus.

The incident was initially treated as ‘damage only’ and no emergency services were contacted at the time.

But the 79-year-old, from Bury, was found dead at home on the evening of Wednesday, December 17, and officers are now appealing for witnesses.

Sergeant Dave Hurst, of the Road Policing Team, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man, who are being supported by specialist officers.

“We are now keen to speak to anyone that may have witnessed the collision as they may have information that could help with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0075 of December 18.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.