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Biker dies after Whittle-le-Woods crash

Posted on - 25th November, 2018 - 3:33pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The junction with Cow Well Lane in Preston Road Pic: Google
The junction with Cow Well Lane in Preston Road Pic: Google

A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Whittle-le-Woods.

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The 28-year-old man from Clayton Brook was taken to Royal Preston Hospital after the crash on Wednesday (21 November).

Chorley Police have confirmed the man, who was riding a Kawasaki, died in hospital on Saturday (24 November). He has since been named by friends.

The crash between the bike and a Mini Cooper took place around 7.55am at the junction of Preston Road and Cow Well Lane.

The biker received significant head injuries.

The Mini driver, a 21-year-old man from Chorley, was not injured.

Preston Road was closed for five hours following the crash.

Sergeant Tracey Ward said: “My thoughts first and foremost, are with the young man’s family at this incredibly sad time.

“We are continuing to appeal for witnesses and are working to establish exactly what happened.

“If you have any information and haven’t already spoken to us, please get in touch.”

Read more: Man dies and two children injured in M55 crash

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0196 of November 21.

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