Biker killed on Ribble Valley road: police appeal

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A motorcyclist has died after being involved in a crash with a car in the Ribble Valley.

The 47-year-old man, from Adlington, Chorley, was travelling along Bolton-by-Bowland Road, near Spring Wood, towards Sawley and Clitheroe, when he was involved in a collision with a Nissan Navara travelling in the opposite direction around 1-40pm yesterday.

Police said the rider, who was thrown from his bike, received “substantial injuries” and died at the scene.

The driver of the car, from the Wyre area, was unharmed.

Sgt Gareth Hill, from Lancashire Police’s Road Policing Unit, said: “An investigation is underway but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or saw the motorcyclist riding his distinctive blue Yamaha YFZ-R1 in the Clitheroe or Bolton by Bowland area prior to the collision to contact police on 101.”

The road was closed for more than three hours due to the crash.