Biker injured in smash near Carnforth

A biker was injured in an accident near Carnforth. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
A biker was injured in an accident near Carnforth. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
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A motorcyclist was seriously injured in an accident close to Carnforth.

Police were called 5.40pm on Friday August 12 to reports of an accident at the junction of the A6 and Nineteen Acre Lane.

A 47-year-old man was found at the scene with serious hip and leg injuries.

Officers believe the man had been riding a Yamaha motorbike northbound on the A6 when he approached the junction with Nineteen Acre Lane and Tarn Lane.

A Ford Focus, travelling west on Tarn Lane, attempted to cross the junction but collided with the motorbike, knocking the man from the vehicle.

The motorcyclist suffered multiple fractures to his hip and knee, as well as a head injury and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Ford Focus, an 85-year-old woman from Silverdale, was uninjured.

The road was closed for three hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Sgt Adam Dawson, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision in Yealand Conyers.

“One of the motorists suffered severe injuries and we are keen to speak to anyone who can help us.

“If you saw the incident, or either vehicle before the collision, please contact police.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log reference 1075 of August 12.

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