Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in Colne accident

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist suffered serious injuries following a collision in Colne.

The accident happened at around 6-20pm on Friday, May 21st, when a 44 year old man from Colne was riding his Suzuki motorcycle back from Kirkby Lonsdale along the A682 in the direction of Colne.

He overtook a gold VW Passat just before a right hand bend, but shortly afterwards rode onto the soft verge where he began to lose control before colliding with a large dry stone wall.

As a result of the collision he was thrown from his motorcycle and received significant head injuries and numerous broken ribs.

He was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment where his condition is described as critically ill.

A full investigation into the cause of the collision is underway.

Sgt Rob Gomery of the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a serious accident that has occurred on a rural road, with emergency services and the air ambulance attending.

“I am appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the collision, given assistance to the emergency services or may have seen the motorcycle prior to the collision which at the time was riding with two other friends.”

Anyone with information about the collision can call police on 101 quoting log LC-20160520-1230.