Man dies after crashing into back of HGV lorry

A man in his 50s has died after his car crashed into the back of a HGV lorry. Emergency services rushed to the scene of Pimbo Road, Skelmersdale at 10.20am on this morning (Thursday) to reports of a crash. A Mitsubishi Mirage, travelling north along the road had crashed into the back of a stationary lorry, close to the junction with Peel Road.

: Firefighters battle blaze at popular fish and chip shop as people told to avoid area The Mirage driver, a man in his fifties, died at the scene. Road closures put in place whilst officers investigated the collision have now been lifted.

Sgt Steve Hardman from Lancashire’s Serious collision investigation unit said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with the family of the man who has sadly died. We are currently undertaking enquiries to trace his next of kin” “If you were in the area at the time and saw the incident, or similarly, you think you may have dash cam footage of it happening, please contact us.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident reference 386 of September 2nd or email 2385@lancashire.police.uk.