Preston Cyclist Dies Following Crash Into Hedge

Preston Police are appealing for witnesses following a Preston cyclist crashed into a hedge and died.

The cyclist crashed his bike into a hedge and members of the public appeared to attempt to save his life.

The cyclist was a man in his 50s and was riding along Garstang Road in Pilling when he left the road and came to rest in a hedge.

Passing motorists discovered the man a short time later and attempted to give CPR. The incident took place on June 25th at around 6.15pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and share their knowledge of the incident. Police are particularly interested if anyone has dashcam footage.

Sgt Steve Hardman, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Tactical Operations dept, said: “This incident has sadly resulted in the death of a man and my thoughts are very much with his friends and family

“What we do not know at this stage is what caused the cyclist to leave the carriageway and for that reason I am seeking any witnesses who may have seen the incident to make contact with the Police or anyone who may have CCTV / Dash cam footage

“I am especially keen to identify the occupants of three small hatchback type vehicles and a possible delivery van that overtook a tractor and trailer carrying hay bales heading towards Horse Park Lane and the occupants of what is described as a new VW Polo in white travelling towards Lancaster around the time of the incident to make contact with the police. They may have crucial information which could assist.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1233 of June 25th.

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