Police appeal following collision on A59

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Police are appealing for information following a collision on the outskirts of Gisburn which left a motorcyclist with serious injuries.

The accident which happened on Sunday, May 29th, at around 3-30 pm on the A59 near the Stirk House Hotel left the motorcyclist with fractures to his ribs, shoulder and spine.

A Vauxhall Vectra was travelling towards Clitheroe when it was involved in a collision with a Honda ST1300 motorcycle.

The air ambulance was called to take the motorcyclist to Royal Preston Hospital, where he is currently being treated for multiple fractures and is described as being in a “comfortable” condition.

The driver of the Vauxhall – a 21-year-old Burnley man – was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving while under the influence of cannabis and has been reported for summons.

Police would now like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or has information about how it unfolded.

Ribble Valley Police Sgt John Jennings-Wharton said: “This was a nasty collision on a rural road which has left a motorcyclist with several serious injuries.

“We would like to speak to anyone who saw either of the vehicles in the moments prior to the collision, or who witnessed the crash itself.

“Anyone who can help us piece together how the incident happened is urged to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 950 of May 29th.