Biker, 47, killed in road accident in Ribble Valley

A MOTORCYCLIST has died in a road accident in the Ribble Valley this afternoon.

The 47-year-old man was involved in a collision with a grey Nissan Navara in Bolton-by-Bowland Road, Clitheroe, and died at the scene.

The man, from Adlington, was killed at around 1.40pm.

The biker had been travelling near Spring Woods towards Sawley when he collided with the 4x4 vehicle travelling in the opposite direction, on a left hand bend.

The rider was thrown from his bike and sustained substantial injuries, which proved fatal at the scene.The driver of the 4x4, who was from the Wyre area, was uninjured.

Sgt Gareth Hill, from the Force Road Policing Unit, said: “An investigation is underway but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or saw the motorcyclist riding his distinctive blue Yamaha YFZ-R1 in the Clitheroe or Bolton-by-Bowland area prior to the collision to contact police on 101.”

The road was closed for over three hours.

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11:42pm Tue 17 Dec 13

I predict a riot says...

RIP and ride free. Condolences to the family at this sad time.
RIP and ride free. Condolences to the family at this sad time. I predict a riot

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