Police issue arrest update after man killed in BMW smash

Two men – including one from Manchester – who were arrested after a fatal crash in Lancashire have been released on bail, police have confirmed.

The smash happened on Colne Road in Brierfield on Sunday evening (March 31). Lancashire Police said a BMW M5 struck a pedestrian and then collided with a wall, close to a bus stop.

A man aged in his 50s was found unresponsive on the scene by emergency services. Tragically, he was pronounced dead.

A 40-year-old man from Manchester and a 28-year-old man from Brierfield were both arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. In an update issued today (April 2), police said they have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

In a statement issued after the crash, Sargeant Michael Higginson, of Lancashire Police’s Road Policing Unit, said: “This collision has resulted in a man losing his life and my thoughts are very much with his loved ones at this difficult time. Although we have made two arrests, our enquiries are very much ongoing to establish what led to the collision and identify everyone involved.

“With that in mind, I would ask for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage which captures the BMW M5 in Brierfield prior to the collision to contact the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information, dashcam, CCTV, doorbell or mobile phone footage is asked to email [email protected][2] or call 101. Quote log 1128 of 31 March 2024.

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