Teenage cyclist critically injured in Longton hit and run collision

17th November 2019

A cyclist is in hospital following a fail to stop collision in Longton.

It happened at 22:39 hours last night (Saturday 16th November) as the 18 year old was cycling along Gill Lane, in the direction of Leyland.

He was involved in a collision with an unknown vehicle, which caused him to fall from his bike.

The cyclist was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with critical injuries which required surgery. He remains in hospital.

The other vehicle involved failed to stop at the scene and it is believed to have continued along the road towards Leyland.

Sgt Martin Wilcock of Lancashire Police’s Tac Ops Division, said: “Our thoughts are with the injured young man at this time.

“We are making a number of enquiries as part of our investigation into the collision, but we need to trace the driver of the other vehicle involved.

“If you were the driver I would urge you to search your conscience and do the right thing by coming forward so we can establish what happened.

“If you witnessed the collision or have any information at all that may help, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should email 365@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting log number 1564 of 16th November.