Two arrests made after Burnley pensioner (83) dies following collision in Reedley
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The Vauxhall driver – an 83-year-old man from Burnley – suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital. He died earlier today.
The cyclist suffered leg and chest injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery. The BMW occupants fled the scene.
Following enquiries, officers yesterday arrested a 31-year-old man from Burnley on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, disqualified driving, burglary. He was also wanted on recall to prison.
A 34-year-old man, also from Burnley, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
They have both been released under investigation.
Officers are continuing to appeal to anybody who saw the collision, has information about it, or who saw two men crossing the M65 motorway at the Greenhead Lane bridge around five minutes after it happened.
Anyone with information can ring 101, quoting log 866 of August 6th.
Information can also be reported confidentially via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.
Lancashire’s Serious Collision Unit can also be e-mailed directly at [email protected].