Police appeal after cyclist dies in Colne

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A 50-year-old man has died ‎following a collision in Colne.

At approximately 10pm on Thursday, police said‎ three people were cycling in Hill Lane‎ when one of the cyclists, a 19-year-old woman, fell from her bike injuring her leg.

Two men cycling behind her have then collided with each other and one of them, the 50-year-old man, fell from his bike and suffered major head injuries.

He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment and later transferred to Royal Preston Hospital but died yesterday.

The other man, aged 40, was uninjured while the 19-year-old woman suffered bruising to her leg.

The road was closed for two hours while accident investigators attended and police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward.

Sgt David Hurst, of Lancashire Police, said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with this man and his family.

“We are appealing for information and would ask anyone who can help to come forward and contact police.

“If you were in the Hill Lane area and witnessed the incident please contact us.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting log reference 1637 of May 12th.