Police appeal after motorbike smash

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash on the A59 on Saturday which left a motorcyclist with serious injuries.

Officers were called to the scene of the accident close to the notorious Pendle Road junction on to the A59 at around 1 pm.

At the time, eye witnesses reported seeing a motorcyclist lying injured on the floor surrounded by other bikers and police officers.

The collision involving an orange KTM motorbike and a Land Rover left the 44-year-old motorcyclist with serious facial and head injuries as well as a fractured left wrist.

He was subsequently flown by air ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The male driver of the Land Rover sustained no injuries during the collision.

It is believed the motorcyclist was travelling in the direction of Skipton when the crash happened.

Following the accident, the A59 was closed between the junction at top of Whalley Road and the junction at Pimlico Link Road, Clitheroe, for almost four hours.

The road’s closure resulted in traffic jams building up through Clitheroe until tea time Saturday.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information about it should call the police on 101 and quote the incident’s log number: 0657 of March 19th.