Cyclist severely injured after crash with milk tanker in Scorton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was left with severe injuries following a crash in Scorton on Halloween.

Tuesday, 1st November 2016, 4:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:51 pm
Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured in a crash with a milk tanker.

At around 3.10pm, the cyclist, a 49-year-old man from Poulton was travelling along Long Lane when near to Tinkers Lane, he came off his bike into the path of a milk tanker travelling on the opposite side of the road.

The milk tanker has gone over the cyclist and he has been left with multiple fractures to his upper body, a severe leg injury and internal injuries. He is currently in a serious condition at Royal Preston Hospital.

Sgt Nigel Ralphson from the Road Policing Unit said: “This looks like an extremely tragic accident which has left a man in a very poorly condition in hospital.

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“We need anyone who may have seen anything that could help us with our investigation to come forward.”

If you know or saw anything that could help, please call us on 101 quoting incident reference 609 of October 31st.