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Moped rider in hospital after Plungington police van crash

Posted on - 12th June, 2023 - 5:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Plungington, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Emergency services at Blackpool Road crash Pic: @twiteringgoose
Emergency services at the scene Pic: @twiteringgoose

A moped rider is in hospital after a crash between a police van and the moped.

Blackpool Road was closed at the junction with Plungington Road following the crash on Sunday (11 June) evening.

Preston Police have referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

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Police say the moped rider, an 18-year-old man from Preston, remains in hospital with a serious pelvic injury.

The police van was travelling to an unrelated emergency call at the time of the crash – 11pm.

The moped rider was initially arrested at the scene on suspicion of drug-driving but has since been ‘de-arrested’ pending further enquiries.

Sergeant David Hurst, of our Road Policing Team, said: “This collision has left a man seriously injured and we are working to establish the full circumstances of what caused the collision.

“I would ask any witnesses or anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage which could assist our enquiries to contact police.”

Anyone with footage or information is asked to email 2856@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 1603 of June 11, 2023.

The junction was closed for several hours into Monday (12 June) morning but has re-opened since.

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