Teenager dies after falling from motorbike in Chorley

A young motorcyclist has died following a collision in Chorley
A young motorcyclist has died following a collision in Chorley

A young motorcyclist has died following a collision in Chorley last night, say police.

The incident happened at around 7.20pm as the 17-year-old boy was travelling from Chorley Town Centre towards Rivington on his motorcycle.

Police say the teenager was approaching the Cowling Brow junction with Crosse Hall Street, when he came off the bike and hit a lamp post.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he sadly later died from his injuries.

Officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or moments leading up to it to come forward.

Sgt Adam Pearson from the Road Policing Unit said: “Firstly I would like to send my sincere condolences to the boy’s family at this incredibly sad and difficult time.

“We are investigating the cause of this tragic collision and so if you saw anything that you think could help us with our inquiries please make contact.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident reference 1332 of April 9.