Friday, 18 November 2011

Cyclist seriously injured in Heysham

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 28-year-old cyclist suffered serious injuries following a road traffic collision in Heysham.

At 11.59pm on Saturday 12th November, a pedal cyclist and a silver Citroen Saxo were involved in a collision at the junction of Kingsway and Bleasdale Grove.

The male cyclist, who is from Huddersfield, received serious head and chest injuries and was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

He was later transferred to the Royal Preston Hospital where he remains and his condition is described as being serious but comfortable.

The driver of the Saxo, a 21-year-old man from Heysham, was uninjured. The road was closed for a short period of time whilst officers examined the scene.

PC Shaun Canning said: “An investigation into the circumstances surrounding this collision is underway and I would ask anybody who witnessed it or has any information they think could assist us to come forward.”

• Anybody with any information can contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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