Motorcyclist hospitalised after crashing on notorious stretch of road in Ribble Valley

A motorcyclist was hospitalised after losing control of their bike on a Ribble Valley road.

By Sean Gleaves
Monday, 13th June 2022, 4:38 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2022, 4:38 pm

Emergency services were called to reports a motorcyclist had crashed on the A671 between Read and Whalley on Sunday morning (June 12).

The motorcyclist crashed after “losing control of their bike” on a sharp right-hand bend, police said.

The stretch of road is locally known as 'Devil's Elbow'.

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Crews worked together to administer advanced trauma care to stabilise the man prior to the arrival of the air and land ambulance.

The motorcyclist, a 48-year-old man, was taken to hospital for treatment.

The extent of his injuries are unknown at this stage.

A motorcyclist was hospitalised after losing control of their bike between Read and Whalley. (Credit: Lancashire Police)