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Witness appeal as Bamber Bridge biker dies in crash

Posted on - 3rd July, 2017 - 3:45pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Grimsargh, News, Roads, Transport
The crash took place near the junction with Water Meadows Pic: Google
The crash took place near the junction with Water Meadows Pic: Google

A Bamber Bridge man has died after a crash in Longridge.

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Lancashire Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision between a motorbike and a car in Preston Road.

A Mercedes C220 and Suzuki Bandit motorbike were involved in the crash at 5.30pm on Sunday (2 July).

The incident took place close to the junction with Water Meadows.

The biker, a 53-year-old man, was declared dead at the scene.

Police closed the road for around three-and-a-half hours while specialist officers attended the scene.

Read more: Rural road closed near Preston following crash

Sergeant Finn Quainton, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “First and foremost we would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the motorcyclist. Our thoughts are with them at this incredibly sad time.

“We are now determined to piece together exactly what occurred and would like to hear from anybody who saw the incident or saw either vehicle in the moments before the collision occurred.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 1003 of July 2nd.

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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