The man who died in a crash in Lostock Hall was riding a stolen motorbike.Advertisement
Lancashire Police is appealing for witnesses after the rush-hour collision in Leyland Road.
The biker, a 24-year-old, was pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday (7 December) evening.
A spokeswoman confirmed the motorbike being driven was believed to be stolen.
Initially police had given the biker’s age as in his 30s, but this has now been amended.
Leyland Road was closed for nearly five hours close to the junction with Fir Trees Avenue after the collision between the motorbike and a van.
Sergeant Malcolm Bell, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “This was a tragic incident and our thoughts are with this man’s friends and family at this difficult time.
“We are investigating the circumstances of the collision and would appeal to anyone with information to contact police. If you saw what happened, please contact us.”
No arrests have been made at this stage.
Anyone with information should contact police as soon as possible on 101, quoting log number 895 of December 7th.