Motorcyclist dies in Chorley

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following a collision in Chorley.

At around 1.35pm on Saturday April 12, an Audi A6 and a Triumph Daytona 675 collided at the junction of Wigan Lane and Duxbury Hall Road.

Sadly, the rider, 45-year-old Simon Williams from Chorley, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Audi was uninjured and the road was closed for three hours to allow collision investigators carried out their work.

Sergeant Rob Gomery, from the Road Policing Unit, said: “An investigation into this collision is now underway and our thoughts are with Mr Williams’ family at this incredibly said time.

“We did speak with a number of witnesses at the scene, but if you saw this collision and haven’t yet spoken to police then please get in touch with us.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.