Appeal after fatal collision in Brierfield

Police are appealing for witnesses and footage following a fatal collision in Brierfield.

They were called to Colne Road, at 8.31pm yesterday (31st March) following reports a BMW M5 had struck a pedestrian and then collided with a wall, close to a bus stop.

Emergency services attended and found a man in his 50s unresponsive. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services he was sadly later pronounced deceased at the scene.

Work is ongoing to establish the circumstances of what led to the collision and locate the driver of the BMW.

Following enquiries, two people have been arrested as part of our enquiries and remain in custody at this time. They are a 28-year-old man from Brierfield and a 40-year-old man from Manchester.

Sgt Michael Higginson, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “This collision has resulted in a man losing his life and my thoughts are very much with his loved ones at this difficult time.

“Although we have made two arrests, our enquiries are very much ongoing to establish what led to the collision and identify everyone involved.

“With that in mind, I would ask for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage which captures the BMW M5 in Brierfield prior to the collision to contact the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information, dashcam, CCTV, doorbell or mobile phone footage is asked to email SCIU@lancashire.police.uk or call 101. Quote log 1128 of 31st March 2024.

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