Man dies at Preston hospital after suffering fatal injuries in motorbike accident

A man who was involved in a serious collision on Burnley Road, Hapton, died from his injuries yesterday at Royal Preston Hospital.

By James Holt
Thursday, 12th November 2020, 8:04 pm

Police were called at 11:15am on November 4 to a crash between a Yamaha motorbike and a white coloured Vauxhall Combo van on Burnley Road, in Hapton.

A 41-year-old man from Accrington passed away as a result of his fatal injuries yesterday, Wednesday, November 11, at Royal Preston Hospital.

The rider suffered a bleed on the brain, fractured ribs and internal injuries and was later taken to to the hospital, on Sharoe Green Lane for treatment.

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The incident happened on Burnley Road, in Hapton

The driver of the Vauxhall, a 61-year-old man from Rishton, was not injured in the collision.

It was reported that he left the scene before police arrived and following enquiries was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop after an accident.

He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Police are continuing to appeal to anyone with information to come forward.

Seargant 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.

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

Anyone with information can call 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 0408 of November 4.

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