Motorcyclist, 74, is taken to Royal Preston Hospital with serious head injuries after collision

A 74-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision yesterday afternoon..

Saturday, 24th October 2020, 10:27 am
Updated Saturday, 24th October 2020, 10:32 am
Police are appealing for witnesses after motorcyclist is seriously injured

Lancashire Police are appealing for witnesses following the accident in Mere Brow - between Tarleton and Banks..

It happened at around 2:55pm when the rider, on a Triumph motorcycle, travelling along the A565 Southport New Road from Southport in the direction of Preston, crashed into a kerb close to the junction with Moss Hey Lane, while attempting to overtake two vehicles.

He came off the motorbike and then collided with the back of a flatbed truck.

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He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with serious head injuries.

He remains in hospital in a serious condition.

The officer leading the investigation into the collision, Sgt Lee Harris, said: “Sadly, the motorcyclist is still very poorly in hospital and my thoughts remain with him and his family at this difficult time.

“We need anyone who was travelling along the road and saw what happened during this incident to get in contact, as it’s important that we understand how and why it occurred.

“If you think you can help, please call us on 101 or email me on [email protected], quoting incident reference 0705 of October 23rd.”