A motorcyclist has died and his pillion passenger has serious injuries following a collision in Walton-le-Dale.Advertisement
The incident occurred at around 7.20pm yesterday (Sunday 24 April) at the junction of Cuerdale Lane and Potter Lane, when a BMW 218 car collided with a Yamaha XJ motorbike.
The motorbike rider, who has yet to be formally identified, sadly died at the scene.
A 19-year-old woman riding pillion on the bike remains in hospital with serious injuries.
The road was closed until shortly before midnight while specialist accident investigators attended.
No arrests have been made.
Enquiries are underway to piece together what happened, and police would now like to speak to anybody who saw the incident, or who has CCTV or dashcam footage.
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Sgt Peter Snook, of the Lancashire Police Tactical Operations team, said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with the loved ones of the man who died. We send them our deepest condolences at this incredibly difficult time.
“A woman is also in hospital with serious injuries and we send her our very best wishes.
“I’d also like to say thank you to the members of the public who stopped and offered assistance at the scene.
“We are working hard to establish exactly what happened and we are asking anybody with information to come forward.
“Perhaps you saw all or part of the incident, caught some of it on dashcam or CCTV, or maybe you saw one of the vehicles in the moments before the collision.
“Whatever information you have, please get in touch.”
Anybody with information is asked to call 101 quoting log 1386 of April 24.
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