A 53-year-old man from Great Harwood who died after a taxi collided with him on a main road has been named.
John Neil Shorrock, of Coronation Street, was walking along Whalley Road when he was involved in the fatal collision in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Paramedics tried to resuscitate him for 20 minutes but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have not arrested the taxi driver but launched an investigation into the incident which happened directly outside the town’s Conservative club on a canal bridge at 3am on Sunday, December 12.
Sergeant Mick Young, from Eastern Division's Road Policing Unit, said: "The 53-year-old man has probably been at a function or drinking somewhere in the Clayton-le-Moors or Accrington area and was making his way home to Great Harwood. He was walking down Whalley Road and it appears he's been trying to cross the road when he was knocked down by the taxi which was travelling towards Accrington from Great Harwood."
He added: "The taxi driver immediately flagged down a passing ambulance but the man died at the scene. We don't know whose fault it was and I'm keeping my mind open."
"A full investigation into the cause of this collision is now underway. I would like to speak with anybody who may have witnessed the collision or is aware of the circumstances leading up to it."
Anybody with any information should contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.