SEVERAL concerned motorists called the police after spotting a man lying unconscious and bleeding in the central reservation of the East Lancs.
Emergency crews were called to Carr Mill at 4.45pm on Thursday (January 30) after reports that his legs were hanging over the carriageway.
A police spokesperson said it was believed man, who was in his 60s, had been in the town centre for most of the day socialising with a friend.
He stumbled as he tried to cross the road as he headed home, hitting his head.
The man’s friend, who is also in his 60s, managed to pull him to safety before the emergency services arrived.
His family were immediately notified and he was given first aid at the scene before being taken to Aintree Hospital where he was kept overnight.
His condition is not thought to be serious.