Wigan man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after woman seriously hurt in collision

Emergency services were called to the supermarket car park
Emergency services were called to the supermarket car park

A pensioner has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a woman was seriously injured in a collision in a supermarket car park.

The 74-year-old man from Wigan was detained after the incident on Friday morning.

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The woman, aged in her 20s, was allegedly struck by a campervan in the car park of a Morrisons supermarket in Preston.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at shortly before 6.25am by the ambulance service to the report of a collision involving a woman and a campervan in the car park of Morrisons on Blackpool Road, Preston.

"The woman, in her 20s, has been taken to Royal Preston Hospital in a serious condition.

"A section of the car park has been cordoned off for officers to conduct their investigation into the cause of the collision.

"The back entrance on West View also remains closed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause for people.

"The driver of the campervan, a 74-year-old man from Wigan, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and remains in police custody."

Staff at Morrisons confirmed that the supermarket remained open but there was limited access to the car park.