Adnan Nazir, 21, dies in a car crash. Adnan was driving a Skoda Octavia when it came of Whalley Road and crashed into woodland, heading into Clitheroe. The 21-year-old or was a former pupil at the Pendle Vale College had suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead after being treated by emergency services.
His family have described him to be the ‘glue’ that held his family together. Adnan brother ‘Waqas Ahmed said that he was an intelligent person and said that: ‘He was the star of the family, he was the glue that held everyone together. ‘He was really into football and loved cricket, he was a big fan of the England and Pakistan teams and followed them religiously on television. ‘He had recently bought his dad a car and was saving up money to help pay for his parents to go on pilgrimage. ‘He was gentle, loving and funny. ‘We’ve had so many kind messages from his friends; it’s been very overwhelming.’
Police had closed the A671 Whalley Road in both directions. The road was closed between Primrose Road and the A59.Nobody else was in the vehicle or injured.
Sgt Adam Dawson, of Lancashire Police, said: ‘My thoughts are with the driver of the vehicle, his family and his friends at this very difficult time. These are tragic circumstances.
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans described the accident as ‘tragic’ and said his thoughts were with the friends and family of the deceased at this time. He said: ‘This man’s friends and family will have felt the world around them shatter after this tragic event. ‘All we can do is pour our condolences to them.