Tribute to man, 80, killed when hit by car

Frank Fielding
Image caption Frank Fielding served in the Royal Horse Guards, police said

The family of an 80-year-old man who died after being hit by a car in Lancashire have paid tribute to him.

Frank Fielding was struck in High Street, Rishton, on Tuesday.

He had served in the Royal Horse Guards for 10 years. In later life he was an active member of the Conservative Club and Royal British Legion.

His family said: "Frank will be very sadly missed by his close family, daughters Mandy and Pam, son Mark and his five grandchildren."

The driver of the car, which is thought to have been a white Vauxhall Nova, was also taken to hospital.

Police have appealed to any witnesses to the crash - which happened at 17:00 BST - to contact them.

They particularly want to speak to a driver of a white cabriolet-type vehicle.

Sgt Dave Hogarth said: "We believe this car was travelling along High Street away from Blackburn towards the Dunkenhalgh Hotel at the time of the collision.

"We believe that the person or people in this car could potentially be crucial witnesses to what happened and I would urge them to come forward and contact us."

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