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Plungington Road closed as cyclist hurt in bus crash

Posted on - 10th September, 2016 - 9:32pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Plungington, Roads, Transport, University
The front windscreen of the bus has been damaged in the collision

The front windscreen of the bus has been damaged in the collision

A cyclist has been hurt after a collision with a bus in Preston.

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Part of Plungington Road was been closed by Preston Police on Saturday night while they investigated the crash.

A 23 Preston Bus service is parked up near the junction with Queens Road, with a shattered front windscreen.

The incident took place around 8pm on Saturday (10 September).

A silver push bike was seen being examined by officers at the scene.

Watch footage from the scene below

Police have confirmed a 42-year-old man is being treated in Royal Preston Hospital for serious injuries.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed two fire crews attended the incident. They assisted paramedics and made the scene safe.

Bystanders have told how a man was trapped under the bus.

A fellow cyclist saw what happened while he was on his way to the shop.

Ryan Weyer said: “I was pedalling to the shop on Plungie when I saw the biker riding on the road.

“I turned my head for a slight second to check for cars down Queens Road then I heard a bang. I turned and saw the bike in the road and the guy under the bus.

“My reaction was to go and get help. So I ran into Late Booze and told the shop to ring 999.

“I then ran over to the biker and a man and woman said thanks for the support but they had it covered from there. The biker must have been in his early 20s.”

One woman who asked not to be named said: “There was a gathering of people about. The bus windscreen had been smashed.”

Mechanics from Preston Bus are also at the scene preparing to move the vehicle.

Police cordon in place near where the incident happened at the Queens Road junction

Police cordon in place near where the incident happened at the Queens Road junction

Plungington Road was closed in both directions from the junction with Blackpool Road to the junction with Lytham Road until 11pm on Saturday.

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