A MOTORIST has today admitted causing the death of a cyclist on a busy Lancashire road.

Brian Creasey, 50, crashed into Ian Hammel as the cyclist was turning into BAE Systems in Samlesbury for the start of a shift.

Police said that Creasey, who was living in Clitheroe at the time, ran a red light in his Skoda Fabia on the A59 and hit Mr Hammel at 7.05am on Wednesday, September 29, last year.

The 53-year-old from Penwortham died in hospital 10 days after the incident.

He suffered serious head, chest and pelvis injuries, police said.

At Preston Crown Court today Creasey, formerly of Riverside, Clitheroe, but now living in Fulwood, Preston, admitted a charge of causing the death of Mr Hammel by driving without due care and attention.

The maximum sentence he can receive from the crown court is five years in jail.

Sgt Mick Young said that at the time of the incident Creasey was travelling from Preston towards the M6 junction at Samlesbury for business in the south of England.

Sgt Young said that there was no suggestion that Creasey was speeding at the time.

Creasey was released on conditional bail pending his sentencing on June 1.