Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after accident on Gisburn Road near Blacko (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after accident on Gisburn Road near Blacko
12:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
A MOTORCYCLIST was airlifted to hospital yesterday after a crash with a BMW on a notoriously dangerous road.
The North West Air Ambulance attended the scene in Gisburn Road, Blacko and took the male biker, who is in his 50s and had head, chest and pelvic injuries, to Royal Preston Hospital.
The crash occurred at around 3pm and police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
It happened about a mile and a half from Gisburn, between the A59 and the Moorcock Inn.
The male driver of the BMW 3 series was uninjured after colliding with the yellow Suzuki motorbike.
The road was closed for several hours to allow police to carry out an examination of the scene.
Sergeant James Power, from the Road Policing Unit, said: “If you witnessed the incident then I would urge you to come forward and contact the police.
“An investigation is under way to try and establish what has happened. The family of the motorcyclist have been informed and we have specially-trained officers supporting them.”
Darren Reynolds, a resident of Gisburn Road, said that something must be done about the number of serious road accidents and fatalities on the road.
“Seeing ambulances whizzing past the house and the air ambulance in the fields is a regular occurrence, living here.
“Motorcyclists, especially, put themselves in very risky situations.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Samlesbury Road Policing Unit on 101.
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