Police appeal after pedestrian badly hurt

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A 63-year-old pedestrian suffered serious injuries in a road accident which brought a city centre to a standstill for almost three hours.

The man was taken to the major trauma centre at the Royal Preston Hospital with suspected head, chest, shoulder and leg injuries after colliding with a motorcycle in Lancaster on Friday evening.

Police say he was crossing the King Street ring road outside the Ring O’Bells pub when the accident happened.

The rider of the blue Triumph motorbike then collided with a wall and is believed to have suffered a broken arm.

The accident, shortly before 7pm, brought major traffic problems to the city centre, with police closing King Street for almost three hours while specialist traffic officers carried out an investigation.

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. So I would ask anyone who witnessed the collision to contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact PC 4157 Gorst on 101, quoting log number LC-20140912-1299. Alternatively they can ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.