Motorcyclist (84) airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after Ribble Valley crash

Police investigations are continuing
Police investigations are continuing

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man suffered serious injuries following a collision in Chaigley.

Police were called around 3-20pm yesterday to reports of an accident on Chipping Road, close to the junction with Mitton Road.

An 84-year-old man from Rochdale, riding a Honda motorbike, had been involved in a collision with a Land Rover. The rider suffered broken ribs and was taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Land Rover, a 73-year-old man, was not injured.

Sgt Oliver Jones, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “We are appealing for information after a motorcyclist was found seriously injured in Chaigley. We would encourage anyone with information, who saw the collision, or who may have dash-cam footage, to come forward immediately.”

Anyone with information can call 101 or e-mail 3975@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log 0878 of September 21.