Cyclist airlifted to hospital after crash

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A cyclist was seriously injured after a collision with a car in Carnforth.

The 42-year-old man from Holme was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital after sustaining injuries to his neck and spine. He was said to be in a stable condition.

The accident happened at around 1pm on Sunday on Kirby Lonsdale Road at its junction with the B6254. The road was closed for four hours.

PS Finn Quainton of the West Road Policing Unit said: “I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward and contact us.

“I am particularly interested in speaking with a group of cyclists who approached this junction just prior to the collision, from the direction of Halton, and then turned right onto the B6254 in the direction of the Redwell Public House.

“In addition I would also like to trace the occupants of a dark blue or black people carrier, possibly a Ford or Vauxhall, which passed this junction on the B6254, and continued on in the direction of Carnforth. I would like to stress that these individuals are simply required as possible witnesses to the collision.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log reference LC-20150315-0569.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.