Friday, 23 September 2011

Police seek car driver after Lancaster road accident

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Lancaster.

Around 6.00pm on Friday 16 September, a blue and white Suzuki R600 motorbike was travelling along the Preston to Lancaster Road, near Ellel in the direction of Preston.

It is understood a vehicle similar to a silver Saab, travelling in the opposite direction, carried out a ‘U’ turn in the road causing the rider of the bike to fall from his machine.

The rider, a man in his 50s from Penwortham, was a taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary with a broken collar bone and four broken ribs.

The driver of the silver vehicle failed to stop at the scene, but this may be because they were not aware they had struck the motorbike.

PC Shaun Canning, from the Road Policing Unit, said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this collision to contact police.

“I would also like to appeal directly to the driver of the silver vehicle to come forward so that we can establish the exact circumstances surrounding this incident.”

• Anybody with any information is asked to call police on 08451 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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