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Appeal after cyclist dies in collision

Written by on June 26, 2020

POLICE are appealing for information after a cyclist died.

The cyclist was riding along Garstang Road at Pilling when for an unknown reason he left the road and came to rest partially in a hedge at the side of the road. He was discovered by passing cyclists and motorists but despite efforts to provide CPR by members of the public the cyclist, a man in his 50s, sadly died.

The incident happened at about 6.15pm yesterday (Thursday, June 25th)

Sgt Steve Hardman, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Tactical Operations dept, said: “This incident has sadly resulted in the death of a man and my thoughts are very much with his friends and family

“What we do not know at this stage is what caused the cyclist to leave the carriageway and for that reason I am seeking any witnesses who may have seen the incident to make contact with the Police or anyone who may have CCTV / Dash cam footage

“I am especially keen to identify the occupants of three small hatchback type vehicles and a possible delivery van that overtook a tractor and trailer carrying hay bales heading towards Horse Park Lane and the occupants of what is described as a new VW Polo in white travelling towards Lancaster around the time of the incident to make contact with the police. They may have crucial information which could assist.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1233 of June 25th.