A WOMAN has died after she was hit by a car.

The 87-year-old was crossing Blackburn Road close to the junction of Lord Street, Great Harwood at around 6pm on Monday when a Renault Clio hit her.

The woman suffered a serious head injury and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital. She was pronounced dead on arrival.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses but no one has been arrested and the driver stopped at the scene.

Senior investigating officer Sgt Phil Baxendale, said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with the woman’s family at this incredibly sad and distressing time.

“I am asking anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened to speak to us as you could have vital information to help with our investigation.”

You can email [email protected] or can call 101 quoting incident reference 1056 of January 13.