A PENSIONER has been left with a fractured back after being knocked off her bike by a heavy goods vehicle in a hit-and-run.

Police were called to the A59 Longsight Road, Clayton-le-Dale, after the 78-year-old woman was knocked off her bike at 1.45pm yesterday.

The incident took place close to the junction with Lovely Hall Lane.

As well as suffered back fractures, the woman also has a fractured arm. She was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where she remains.

Police have described her condition as stable.

The lorry did not stop at the scene and police are now trying to trace the driver.

PC Jenna Millward said: “Our thoughts are with the woman who is seriously injured in hospital.

“We need to trace the vehicle and driver as soon as possible and are urging anybody who saw the incident and has not yet been spoken to, or who has information about the collision, to contact us as soon as possible.

“We would also appeal directly to the driver to do the right thing and come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 and quote log number 235 of October 23.