Motorbike rider injured in Lancaster

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Lancaster.

At around 6pm on September 16, a blue and white Suzuki R600 motorbike was travelling along Lancaster Road, Ellel, in the direction of Preston.

It is understood a vehicle similar to a silver Saab, travelling in the opposite direction, carried out a ‘U’ turn in the road causing the rider of the bike to fall from his machine.

The rider, a man in his 50s from Penwortham, was a taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with a broken collar bone and four broken ribs.

The driver of the silver vehicle failed to stop at the scene, but this may be because they were not aware they had struck the motorbike.

PC Shaun Canning from the Road Policing Unit said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this collision to contact police.

“I would also like to appeal directly to the driver of the silver vehicle to come forward so that we can establish the exact circumstances surrounding this incident.”

Anybody with any information is asked to call police on 08451 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.