Cyclist seriously hurt in accident - police witness appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Bacup.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 27th June 2011, 3:36 pm

The incident happened just before 6 a.m. in Newchurch Road, near the junction with New Line. A Vauxhall Vectra was travelling east and was involved in a collision with a cyclist.

The cyclist, a 52 year old woman from Bacup, was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital with serious head injuries and has since been transferred to the Royal Preston Hospital and she remains in a serious condition. The driver of the car, a 75-year-old man, also from Bacup, was not injured.

Accident Investigators attended the scene and the road remained closed for three hours while they carried out their work.

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Senior Investigating Officer Patrick Worden from the Road Policing Unit, said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and contact police.

“The female cyclist remains in a poorly condition in hospital and her family have been informed.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Lancashire police on 0845 1 25 35 45.