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Biker, 74, suffers serious head injuries in accident

Biker, 74, suffers serious head injuries in accident

by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A WINTNESS appeal has been launched after a motorcyclist was seriously injured when his bike struck a kerb and then collided with another vehicle on a main road in Mere Brow.

The incident shortly before 3pm on Friday, October 23 while the 74-year-old rider of the Triumph motorcycle was travelling along the A565 Southport New Road from Southport in the direction of Preston.

The rider hit a kerb close to the junction with Moss Hey Lane, when attempting to overtake two vehicles.

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

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with serious head injuries. He remains in a serious condition.

The officer leading the investigation into the collision, Sergeant 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 1301@lancashire.pnn.police.uk, quoting incident reference 0705 of October 23.”

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