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20-year-old moped rider dies in New Longton crash

Posted on - 22nd August, 2021 - 8:13am | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Longton & New Longton, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News
The junction of Wham Lane and Sheephill Lane Pic: Google
The crash happened at the junction of Wham Lane and Sheephill Lane Pic: Google

A moped rider has died following a crash in New Longton. 

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South Ribble Police were called at just after 8.20am yesterday (Saturday 21 August) to reports of a collision between a Ford Fusion car and an Aprilla moped.

The rider of the moped, a 20-year-old man from Chorley, suffered serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

The driver of the Ford Fusion was unhurt.

The incident happened at the junction of Wham Lane and Sheephill Lane. The road was closed for several hours for accident investigation.

Sgt Michael Higginson, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “This collision has cost a young man his life and my thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision itself or who has any information which may assist to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 0444 of August 21st.


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