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Motorcyclist dies in collision with car

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A motorcyclist has died after being involved in a crash with a car.

The 47-year-old man, from Adlington, Chorley, was travelling along Bolton by Bowland Road, near Spring Wood, towards Sawley and Clitheroe, when he was involved in a collision with a Nissan Navara travelling in the opposite direction at around 1.40pm yesterday.

Police said the rider, who was thrown from his bike, received “substantial injuries” and died at the scene.

The driver of the car, from the Wyre area, was unharmed.

Sergeant Gareth Hill, from Lancashire Police’s Road Policing Unit, said: “An investigation is underway but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or saw the motorcyclist riding his distinctive blue Yamaha YFZ-R1 in the Clitheroe or Bolton by Bowland area prior to the collision to contact police on 101.”

Police said they were in the process of informing the man’s family.

The road was closed for more than three hours due to the crash.

 

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