Man crushed to death in Ormskirk car park

A man has died after being run over in a car park in Lancashire.

Edward Weston, 71, from Ormskirk, was hit by a car in the Wheatsheaf Walk car park in Ormskirk at about 11:30 GMT on Thursday.

Police said a Skoda Octavia lost control for unknown reasons while pulling out of a parking space.

Mr Weston became trapped between another vehicle and a wall and suffered chest injuries. He died later in hospital.

An investigation is taking place to ascertain exactly what happened and police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

No arrests have been made at this stage, police said.

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