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Teenage cyclist critically ill after hit and run

Gill Lane, Longton Credit: @juicyjessieb

A teenage cyclist is in hospital following a hit and run incident in Lancashire.

It happened on Saturday night as the 18 year old was cycling along Gill Lane, Longton, in the direction of Leyland.

Police say he was involved in a collision with an unknown vehicle, which caused him to fall from his bike.

The cyclist was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with critical injuries which required surgery. He remains in hospital.

The other vehicle involved failed to stop at the scene and it is believed to have continued along the road towards Leyland.

“If you were the driver I would urge you to search your conscience and do the right thing by coming forward so we can establish what happened."

– Sgt Martin Wilcock, Lancashire Police

Officers say they are making a number of enquiries as part of their investigation.

They have appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have any information to contact them.

A local resident has called for the speed limit on the road to be reduced following the incident.