Motorcyclist dies after being 'seriously injured' in suspected hit-and-run in Hapton

A motorcyclist who suffered a bleed on the brain following a suspected hit-and-run in Hapton has died.

By Sean Gleaves
Thursday, 12th November 2020, 12:22 pm

A motorcyclist was riding along Burnley Road when he was involved in a collision with a white Vauxhall Combo van at around 11.15am on November 4.

The driver of the Vauxhall, a 61-year-old man from Rishton, was not injured in the crash and reportedly left the scene before police arrived.

The rider, a 41-year-old man from Accrington, suffered a bleed on the brain, fractured ribs and internal injuries and was rushed to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

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However, police have confirmed the man died from his injuries yesterday (Wednesday, November 11).

The driver was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop after an accident but has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Sgt Chris Evans, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: "These are very sad and tragic circumstances and our thoughts are with the rider’s family at this time.

"We are continuing to investigate the circumstances around the collision and would encourage anyone who has yet to speak with police and can help with our enquiries to come forward.

A motorcyclist was riding along Burnley Road when he was involved in a collision.

"We are keen to establish exactly what happened and would encourage any witnesses or anyone with dashboard mounted camera footage to contact us immediately."

The road was closed for more than five hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Anyone with information that may help police with their enquiries has been urged to call 101 or email [email protected], quoting log number 0408 of November 4.

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