Search on for potential witness after fail-to-stop collision leaves cyclist with broken arm

Posted on - 11th April, 2017 - 11:55am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fulwood, Lancashire Police, Preston Locations, Preston News, Uncategorized
The corner of Garstang Road and Ripon Street

Preston PoliceĀ are trying to trace a man who may have witnessed a fail-to-stop collision which left a cyclist with a broken arm.


The incident occurred at around 5pm on February 28 on Garstang Road, Preston, when a white van and a cyclist collided.

The cyclist, 32, from Preston, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment. The white van fled the scene although was later traced and the driver spoken to.

Police areĀ still appealing for witnesses to the collision and believe the cyclist may have spoken to someone at the scene who saw what happened.

PC William Uttley, of Preston Police, said: ā€œBefore the cyclist went to hospital we believe he spoke with a male bystander at the scene, although did not get this personā€™s details. We would now like to speak to them and would urge them, if they see this appeal, to contact us as soon as possible.

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ā€œWe would also like to speak to anyone else who saw what happened.ā€

The bystander who may have seen the collision is described as a man, aged between 40 and 50, of slim build and speaking with a local accent.

He was wearing casual clothing. He is thought to have been walking from Garstang Road towards Ripon Street at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101, quoting log number 1009 of February 28th.

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