Appeal after cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in Skelmersdale

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist came off his bike and suffered life-threatening head injuries in Skelmersdale.

The incident occurred at around 1.30pm yesterday (Monday, August 31st) on Tanhouse Road, at the junction with Elmstead.

The cyclist - a 42-year-old man from Burscough - was riding along the road when he came off his Dawes mountain bike. 

He was taken to hospital by ambulance and is now described as having suffered serious, possibly life-threatening, head injuries.

The road was closed for three hours while specialist collision investigators attended the scene.

At this time we do not believe any other vehicles were involved, however we would like to hear from anybody who saw what happened or saw the cyclist in the moments before.

Sgt Tracey Ward, of the Lancashire Police TacOps Team, said: “The cyclist has come off his bike while riding along Tanhouse Road and in the process has suffered extremely serious injuries. He remains in hospital and our thoughts are very much with him.

"Although we do not believe any other vehicles were involved, we are still trying to piece together exactly what led to the incident.

"Maybe you saw what happened, saw the cyclist in the moments before or perhaps you have dashcam footage taken in that area at around the same time.

"Whatever information you have, we would urge you to get in touch straight away."

Anybody with information is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log number 754 of August 31st.

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