Pensioner struck by hit and run driver

Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Royal Lancaster Infirmary

A pensioner is described as being in a “serious condition” in hospital after he was knocked off a bike by a hit and run driver.

Police are appealing for information after the cyclist was hit by a vehicle in Lancaster city centre on Thursday, which failed to stop at the scene.

The man, in his 70s, was hit by the vehicle in Cable Street at around 9.15am.

Police said the vehicle then drove off in the direction of Greyhound Bridge.

The man was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary with a head injury and was said to be in a serious condition.

One lane of Cable Street was closed for a couple of hours as police investigators analysed the scene.

Inspector James Edmonds said: “If anybody saw this collision or has any information with regards to the vehicle involved then I would ask them to contact police.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not have to go to court.