Lancashire

Leyland driver charged over death of pedestrian

Nick Farrimond Image copyright Lancashire Police
Image caption Nick Farrimond was struck on Pope Lane in Whitestake

A man has been charged over the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a car.

Nicholas Farrimond, from Bamber Bridge, died at the scene after being hit by a Peugeot on Pope Lane, Whitestake, in August 2016, Lancashire Police said.

Police said the 35-year-old was found during a search near the car, which was on its side in a nearby field.

Leo McCarthy, 32, of Robin Hey in Leyland, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

He is due to appear at Preston Magistrates Court on 30 March.

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