Monday, 16 March 2015

Police appeal after Carnforth crash sees cyclist airlifted to hospital

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured following a collision in Carnforth.

The accident happened at around 1.00pm on Sunday 15th March when a cyclist was involved in a collision with an Audi A3 on Kirby Lonsdale Road, at its junction with the B6254.

The cyclist, a 42-year=old man from Holme, sustained serious injuries to his neck and spine and was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

The road was closed for four hours to facilitate an investigation.

PS Finn Quainton of the West Road Policing Unit said: “I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward and contact us. 

"I am particularly interested in speaking with a group of cyclists who approached this junction just prior to the collision, from the direction of Halton, and then turned right onto the B6254 in the direction of the Redwell Public House.

“In addition I would also like to trace the occupants of a dark blue or black people carrier, possibly a Ford or Vauxhall, which passed this junction on the B6254, and continued on in the direction of Carnforth. 

"I would like to stress that these individuals are simply required as possible witnesses to the collision.”

• Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log reference LC-20150315-0569. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online 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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