Motorcyclist death after crash near Whittingham

A major rural road on the outskirts of Preston has been shut due to a fatal crash.

Cumeragh Lane is closed at its junction with Whittingham Lane and Barbiner Lane, Back Lane and Camforth Hall Lane.

A motorbike and car have collided. The road is closed in both directions.

An air ambulance is understood to have been called.

A police spokesman said: “We were called around 3.25pm today by the Ambulance Service following reports of a collision in Whittingham.

“A car and motorbike had collided at the junction of Back Lane and Cumeragh Lane.

“Emergency services attended and the motorcyclist, a man, was later pronounced dead at the scene.

“The road is currently closed and motorists are advised to avoid the area.”

Cumeragh Lane is where United Utilities are working to repair a major burst pipe which is causing water supply problems to the PR2 and PR3 postcode areas.

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Two taken to hospital after car skids into a wall in Morecambe

Two people were taken to the hospital and a major road in Morecambe has been closed after a car skidded into a wall.

The Renault Megane was travelling along Lancaster Road at around 1.30am this morning when the accident happened, say police.

The occupants of the car were taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary.
The road was closed between Burlington Avenue and South Grove from 1.30-7am.

Spokesman for Lancashire Police Steve Bradshaw said: “We were called to an incident in the early hours of this morning on Lancaster Road. A Renault Megane skidded and hit a wall and two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Recovery are currently at the scene and we hope that the road will be open by 7 am if not before.”

Diversions were in place around the site of the accident.

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Woman found dead

A woman has died following an incident at Preston Bus Station, police have confirmed this evening.

Officers were called to the building at 5.20pm amid reports the woman had fallen from the roof of the station’s car park.

“Emergency services attended and found the body of a woman thought to be in her 60s close to the central bus station,” a spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said in a statement.

“She has yet to be identified, however her death is not being treated as suspicious.

“A post mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

” In September, a 49-year-old woman died after falling from the top of the Grade II listed building, leading to calls for the top level of the car park to be fenced off.

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Girl, 11, dies in three-vehicle crash on M61

A child has died following a horror crash involving three vehicles on the M61, say police. The incident happened at around 10.30pm on Monday 23 January half a mile before Junction 9.

A Renault Clio travelling southbound was involved in a collision with a VW Sharan travelling in the same direction. A Volvo HGV also travelling southbound then collided with both vehicles, say police.

A rear passenger in the VW Sharan, a girl aged 11 from the Greater Manchester area, suffered serious injuries which sadly proved fatal at the scene.

The driver of the Sharan, a man in his 40s from Greater Manchester, also suffered serious injuries and is currently in a critical condition in hospital. Three other passengers from the Sharan suffered less serious injuries.

Fire services from Preston, Bamber Bridge and Penwortham were called to the scene to assist in cutting free occupants from the car. The occupants of the other vehicles were unhurt.

A police investigation into the collision is on-going and specially trained officers are supporting the family.

The motorway was closed for over seven hours while recovery of the vehicles and investigations took place.

Sgt Dave Hurst, from the Road Policing Unit, said: “This was a horrendous collision in which a young girl has very sadly lost her life.

“I would appeal for any witnesses to contact us, especially anyone who may have any dashcam footage of the incident, or anyone driving in that area at around the time of the collision.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1454 of January 23rd. The motorway reopened at around 6.30am.

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BREAKING NEWS: Teenager killed in Chorley road crash

An 18-year-old has been killed in a collision in Chorley.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident in the early hours of Sunday.

Officers were called around 12.05am following reports of an accident close to the junction of Shepherds Way and Clifford Street.

 A Vauxhall Corsa had been travelling north on Shepherds Way towards Chorley town
centre when it was involved in a collision with a Toyota Yaris travelling eastbound on Clifford Street.

The Corsa overturned at the roundabout and the driver of the vehicle, an 18-year-old man from Chorley, suffered serious head injuries.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but later died.

Both passengers in the Corsa were also injured. An 18-year-old male suffered a head and shoulder injury while a 17-year-old boy suffered fractured hands.

The driver of the Yaris, a 52-year-old man, was uninjured and later arrested by police in connection with the incident.

The road was closed for six hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision.

Sgt Finn Quainton, of Lancashire Police, said: “This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with the man’s family at this time.

“While we have arrested one man in connection with the collision, we are keen to establish the exact circumstances of what happened.

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