Lancashire

Great Harwood man dies after being hit by taxi

A 53-year-old man died when he was knocked down by a taxi in Lancashire.

John Shorrock, of Coronation Street in Great Harwood, was walking along Whalley Road when he was hit the cab at about 0300 GMT on Sunday.

Paramedics, who were passing at the time of the collision, stopped and treated him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are trying to trace his relatives and any witnesses to the crash.

The taxi driver was not hurt but he was treated for shock.

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