Man hit by car in Blackpool seriously injured

A man was seriously injured when he was hit by a car in Blackpool on New Year's Eve, police have said.

A black Honda Civic struck the 50-year-old in Talbot Road, outside the Apollo 2000, at about 19:00 GMT.

He suffered serious injuries to his spine and abdomen and was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The driver was not injured.

The road was closed for four hours for accident investigation work. Police have appealed for witnesses.

Sgt Finn Quainton, of Lancashire Police, added that officers wanted to speak to anyone who saw the car being driven before the crash.

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