Cyclist dies after collision with motorbike

Rivington Road

Rivington Road

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A cyclist has died after being involved in a collision.

Police are appealing for information following the incident on September 21 where a 43-year-old cyclist collided with an orange and white Yamaha motorcycle at around 2.20pm.

The male cyclist from St Helens was riding his bicycle along Rivington Road, in the direction of Belmont and was taken to Preston Hospital where he sadly died from his injuries.

The motorcyclist suffered facial injuries and was taken to Salford Hospital.

The road was closed for three hours following the incident and to allow for investigations to take place.

Sgt Claire Pearson of the Road Policing Unit said, “We are trying to establish how this collision occurred – we know there were several people in the area at the time, both on foot and in vehicles and so I would ask anyone who witnessed the collision to contact us.”

Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting log number LC-20140921-0844.