Tuesday, 28 May 2013

80-year-old cyclist dies after Lancaster road collision

(Updated, 15:11): We're sorry to report that the 80 year old pedal cyclist involved in a serious road traffic collision with a Citroen Berlingo on Cable Street in Lancaster on 16th May, died of his injuries yesterday.

Police have named him as as George Mitchell from Lancaster.

The driver of the car involved, a 32 year old man from Morecambe, is helping police with their enquiries.

The police continue to appeal for witnesses.

Mr Mitchell was knocked off his push bike by a vehicle which failed to stop at the scene at at around 9.10am on  Thursday 16th May on Cable Street.

After being taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary with a head injury he was transferred to Royal Preston Hospital.

• Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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