A 36-YEAR-OLD mother critically injured after a car mounted a pavement and mowed her down has died, police have confirmed.
Alison McBlain died in hospital today after being hit by a Fiat Punto Grande on King Street, Blackburn, at 7.50pm on Tuesday.
Her family, including her 12-year-old son Reagan, were by her bedside.
A 25-year-old man from Blackburn was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder last night. But he has now been re-arrested on suspicion of murder.
Detectives have arrested a 26-year-old man from Blackburn on suspicion of murder this afternoon.
Both men remain in custody this evening.
A second pedestrian, 26-year-old Christian Rivers, suffered a broken ankle and broken wrist, after also being hit by the Fiat.
He left the scene before police arrived and officers launched an appeal to find him. He was found yesterday afternoon in a house close to the scene and was helping police with their enquiries.
The Fiat Punto, which was believed to be on cloned plates, was driven off after the incident.
A similar car was later found by police in Lower Hollin Bank Street with significant front end damage and attempts had been made to set the vehicle on fire.
It has been recovered as part of the investigation.
Detectives said they remain keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the car, registration EX07PYA, in the moments before or after the collision, to come forward.
They would also like to speak to anyone in the Whalley Banks or Hollin Bridge Street area who has CCTV or dashcam footage to contact them.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Lee Wilson, said: “Alison sadly passed away from her injuries today and my thoughts remain with her and her loved ones, including her young son. This is now a murder investigation and I have a team of detectives and staff continuing to work hard on this investigation and we continue to follow a number of different lines of inquiry.
“While we have made one arrest our enquiries are very much on-going and I would continue to appeal to anyone who can help us find out what has happened and who has carried out this horrific act to come forward. The public’s help is key to us in piecing together the events which led up to this collision and to finding those responsible and I am grateful to everyone who has assisted us so far.
"No matter how insignificant you may feel the information you have is I would urge you to come and speak to us.Call 101 quoting log number 1345 of the 19th or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."