Pensioner fighting for his life after road accident

The junction of Broad Lane and Martindale Road, Carr Mill where a 79 year old was left with serious injuries after an accident
The junction of Broad Lane and Martindale Road, Carr Mill where a 79 year old was left with serious injuries after an accident

A PENSIONER is fighting for his life after he was knocked down while crossing a busy St Helens road.

Police say a 79-year-old man was crossing Carr Mill Road, near to the junction with Broad Lane, when he was in collision with a yellow M-reg Peugeot van.

The victim, of Liverpool Road, St Helens town centre, was knocked to the ground at about 8.20pm on September 21 and was rushed to Whiston Hospital suffering from a serious head injury, cracked ribs and a broken ankle.

Earlier this week he remained in intensive care, in a “poorly but stable” condition.

The driver of the Peugeot van, 51, of Billinge, stopped at the scene and is now helping police with their inquiries. He was not injured in the incident, but the windscreen of his van was damaged.

Three other motorists stopped at the scene and officers investigating the collision are now appealing for them to re-contact the police, as well as calling for any other witnesses to come forward.

PC Mike Rawson said: “Due to this man’s age and his injuries we are very concerned about him and need to speak to everyone who witnessed the collision, even if they have already stopped at the scene. It is important that we get a full account of what happened.

“We believe he was crossing the road to get home having just got off a bus. He was with his fiance on the bus but she stayed on to visit a friend.

“He is very seriously ill in hospital and it is important that we establish how and why the collision occurred.”

Carr Mill Road was closed between Broad Lane and Deepdale Avenue for four hours while collision investigators examined the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call them on 0151 777 3722 or PC Rawson, direct, on 0151 777 3724.