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Cyclist in hospital following collision in Penwortham

Lancashire Police are appealing for information following a serious collision between a car and a cyclist in Penwortham.

The incident occurred at around 6.55pm last night (Monday) at the junction of Liverpool Road and Kingsway, when an Audi A4, driven by a 68-year-old woman from Penwortham, collided with a 28-year-old man on a bike.

The cyclist, also from Penwortham, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment for head injuries, a facial fracture and cuts and bruises. He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A road closure was put in place on Liverpool Road and Kingsway while specialist officers attended the scene.

We would now like to speak to anybody who saw the collision, or saw either vehicle in the moments before the collision occurred.

Sergeant Steven Hardman, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “This incident has left a cyclist in hospital with some nasty injuries and we are just thankful he wasn’t more badly injured. We wish him all the best with his recovery.

“We are now trying to piece together exactly what occurred and would like to speak to anybody who witnessed the collision, or saw either the Audi or the cyclist in the moments before it took place. If you have any information, please get on touch as soon as possible.”

Anybody with information is asked to call police on 07967 828713, quoting log number 1307 of October 16th.

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