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Biker in hospital with head injuries after Walton Summit motorway crash

Posted on - 19th June, 2018 - 7:49am | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Preston News, Roads, Transport
This stretch of the M65 was closed by police Pic: Google
This stretch of the M65 was closed by police Pic: Google

A motorcyclist is in hospital after a crash closed the M65 at Preston during Monday night.

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Lancashire Police closed the motorway in both directions around 8pm at Walton Summit.

The stretch of motorway between the M6 (Junction 1) and M61 (Junction 2) reopened around 11pm.

A police spokesman confirmed only a motorbike had been involved and had hit the central reservation.

The biker was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with a serious head injury.

The rider, a 49-year-old man from Wales, was riding a Yamaha R6 motorbike.

Sergeantt Chris Evans, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “This collision has left a man with some very significant injuries and I would appeal for anyone with information to come forward and contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 and quote log number 1411 of June 18.

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