Friday, 27 September 2013

Appeal after cyclist dies in Garstang road traffic collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 25 year old cyclist died after being involved in a collision with a car on the A6 at Garstang last night, Thursday 26th September.

The collision took place around 10.15pm when the cyclist, who has been named as Anthony McDermott from Garstang, rode out of the grounds of the Crofters Hotel when he collided with a Honda Jazz, which was travelling south along Preston Lancaster New Road.

Anthony was taken through to the Royal Preston Hospital with multiple injuries but sadly died this morning.

The 42 year old driver of the Honda Jazz, who is from Lancaster, was treated for shock but she was otherwise uninjured.

Sergeant James Power from the Road Policing Unit said: “I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

The road was closed for over three hours to allow for an investigation to take place.

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