A 67-YEAR-OLD man was hit by a car on a busy road in Leyland.

Police are appealing for the public's help after the incident at 6:35pm on Friday (December 28th) close to the Shell Garage on the A49 Wigan Road.

Officers say a 67-year-old man has been crossing the road and has been in a crash with a BMW 318D.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with a head injury. He remains there in a serious but stable condition.

The road was closed while officers dealt with the incident.

Sgt Malcolm Bell said: “We need anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision to come forward.

“The pedestrian was crossing the road with a group of people as it happened and so hopefully people will remember seeing him with them.

“If you have any information, please speak to us."

You can email 2102@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting incident reference 1209 of December 28th.