Appeal after fatal collision in Chorley

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 62 year old woman died following a road traffic collision in Chorley.

Just after 5pm on Wednesday, March 23, a Peugeot 106 was travelling along Bengal Street when it was involved in a collision with a female pedestrian.

The woman, who was from the town, was taken to Chorley Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The two occupants of the car were also taken to hospital; the male driver was suffering from shock while the female passenger was treated for head and facial injuries, including a broken nose.

The road was closed for around four hours to allow accident investigation to take place.

Sergeant Dave Hogarth said: “A full investigation into the cause of the collision is now underway and I would appeal to anybody who may have witnessed it to contact police.”

A 20 year old man from Chorley has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Anybody with any information is asked to call police on 08451 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The woman has been identified as Irene Salmon.

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