A 94-year-old man who was left in hospital after a hit-and-run in Blackpool was on the verge of buying a lottery ticket when he was hit with nearby hotel staff rushing over by his side after the incident.
The incident took place on Warbreck Drive, Blackpool, at around 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, when the retiree was struck by a silver convertible, believed to be a BMW three series, near the junction with Red Bank Road.
Police said the car had been reserved in the OLHI before driving away, with a car matching the vehicle description since picked up at Bispham.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for an arm injury and was subsequently discharged. Fortunately, his injuries weren’t as bad as they had at first.
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He was helped by local residents, staff at the Bispham Hotel, and a passing nurse.
Police intervened and the road was subsequently closed between Red Bank Road and Hesketh Avenue.
Bispham hotel manager Emma Millard told LancsLive her son Dallem caught the consequences of what happened and went to help the man.
“He said it was very strange, he wasn’t sure he heard it but something brought him out and that’s when he saw the man,” said Emma said.
“He had a bad gash on his right arm.
“I think the old man was in shock as he kept saying he just wanted to get home, but we called the paramedics who responded very quickly and luckily a nurse stopped to help.
“My son gave him a dry cloth to help him with his arm and some water, we just wanted to make sure he was okay.
“He said he was about to get a lottery ticket, so someone went to get him one.
“One of the neighbors who saw what happened said the driver actually stopped after it happened and backed up.
“He apparently said his wife was in labor and he was going to pull over, but he just never came back.
“We gave CCTV footage to the police but it’s not very clear, you can’t really see what kind of car it is, just it’s money.”
No arrests have been made at this point, police told LancsLive this morning.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Lancashire Police on 101 citing newspaper 1293 for September 8th.
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