A MAN has died in a crash involving a car and motorcycle.

The incident happened on New Road, Burnley, at around 1.30pm on Sunday.

A Toyota Yaris collided with a Triumph motorcycle and the rider, a man from Huddersfield aged in his 60s, died at the scene.

The driver of the Yaris - a man in his 70s - and his passenger - a woman in her 60s – suffered minor injuries.

Lancashire Telegraph:

The road was closed for around six hours while collision investigators attended.

A man who works on a nearby farm said: “There was lots of police and paramedics everywhere.

“The road was closed for at least five or six hours.

“It happened just near the bottom of the farm here.

“I feel awful for the man’s family.

“It is a very sad time for everyone who knew him.

“He wasn’t from the farm and I didn’t know him.”

Lancashire Telegraph:

Scratches and marks could be seen on the road where the crash had taken place.

Debris and pieces from the vehicles could be seen at the roadside the following day.

It is thought a lamppost was damaged during the crash and it had to be made safe.

Police would now like to speak to anybody who witnessed the collision and has not yet been spoken to by officers

Lancashire Telegraph:

Sergeant Michael Belfield said: “A man sadly lost his life following this collision and our thoughts are very much with his friends and family at this difficult time.

“Family liaison officers have been appointed to support them. Our thoughts are very much with his friends and family.

“We would now like to establish the exact circumstances of the collision and are asking anybody who saw it happen, or who saw either vehicle in the moments before it happened, to contact us as soon as possible.”

Lancashire Telegraph:

A lorry driver, who had pulled up at a nearby parking bay, said: “I was here yesterday and came past just to see if there had been any flowers put at the scene.

“It was horrible to find out someone has died.

“You don’t you go out of your house one day and think you’ll never come back.

“My thoughts are with the man’s family.”

New Road connects Burnley Road which leads to Cliviger and onto Todmorden and Rossendale Road, which leads onto Rose Grove Railway Station.

A dog walker who lives in Glen View Road said: “The police told me to turn back that afternoon and I knew something bad must have happened.”

Anybody with information is asked to call the police on 101, quoting log number 757 of May 19.