Pensioner dies after his Saab hits fence in Ormskirk
AN ORMSKIRK pensioner died after his car collided with a fence.
Police said the man, aged 82, was pronounced dead at the scene after the accident on Tuesday afternoon.
The incident took place shortly after 2pm on Wimbrick Crescent in Ormskirk, where the victim lived.
The pensioner was driving a blue Saab when he crashed in to a neighbour’s fence.
The victim is feared to have suffered a possible heart attack and then lost control of his vehicle.
The pensioner was trapped in his car after the crash and firefighters used cutting equipment to free him from the Saab.
The victim’s name has not yet been released. Nobody else was involved.
A spokesman for Lancashire Fire Service said that two engines were sent to the scene and that officers used Halmatro equipment to free the victim.
A North West Ambulance Service spokesman said that paramedics attended the scene, and that air ambulance was put on standby but not used.
A spokesman for Lancashire Constabulary confirmed an 82 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene after a road traffic collision on Tuesday afternoon.
The spokesman said that an investigation was underway and that a post-mortem would establish the cause of death.