Cyclist seriously injured in Longton crash

A man in his 50s has suffered serious injuries after he was knocked off his bike in Longton on Monday (October 18).

Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 11:12 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 5:38 pm
A man in his 50s has suffered serious injuries after he was knocked off his bike outside the Spar shop in Liverpool Road, Longton on Monday evening (October 18). Pic: Google

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene, outside the Spar shop in Liverpool Road, after the cyclist was struck by a car at around 7.30pm.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics before he was taken to Royal Preston Hospital by ambulance.

"We sent an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle to the scene of the crash," said North West Ambulance Service. "A man in his 50s suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital."

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Lancashire Police said the driver stopped at the scene and no one has been arrested.

The force has not made an appeal for witnesses or dash cam/CCTV footage at this stage.

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