Thursday, 16 May 2013

Serious collision in Lancaster

(updated 1610, more info on car): Police are appealing for information after a man in his 70s was knocked off his push bike in Lancaster by a vehicle which failed to stop at the scene.

The man was hit by what is believed to have been a silver vehicle at around 9.10am this morning (Thursday 16th May) on Cable Street and the vehicle drove off in the direction of Greyhound Bridge.

The man has been taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary with a head injury and is said to be in a serious condition and has now been transferred to Royal Preston Hospital.

One lane of Cable Street is currently closed and is expected to remain closed for another couple of hours.

Sergeant Malcolm Bell said: “If anybody was in the area at the time of the collision and witnessed it, or can perhaps provide more information about the silver vehicle which is believed to have been involved, please contact police.”

• 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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