Man dies after being hit by car in Penwortham

A man in his 70s has died after he was struck by a car in Lancashire.

Police said the man was on Birch Avenue, near the Sainsbury's store in Penwortham, when he was hit by the Mini at about 1630 GMT.

Fire crews and the ambulance service were called but the man, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene.

The road was closed to allow accident investigation to take place and police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

Sgt Philip Elsden said: "A full investigation into the cause of the collision is now under way.

"I would like to speak with anybody who witnessed it and would ask them to contact police."

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