Appeal after cyclist 'dragged along' the road in Lancashire

Garstang Road Credit: Google Maps

Police in Lancashire are appealing for information following a fail to stop collision in St Michaels.

The incident happened at around 6.40pm on Tuesday, August 16 when two cyclists were waiting to cross Garstang Road at the bridge near to The Grapes pub.

One of the cyclist’s wheels was struck by a 4x4 type vehicle, possibly a red or maroon old style Land Rover Discovery, which dragged the cyclist across the road.

The rider, a 45 year old woman, suffered a broken arm and internal injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital.

PC Marc Saysell of the Road Policing Unit said:

The cyclist has been left with some nasty injury as a result of this collision and enquiries are underway to trace the driver of the 4x4 which failed to stay at the scene of the accident.

I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened, or anyone who has any information about the vehicle involved to come forward. Similarly, if the driver of the vehicle sees this appeal, I would appeal to them to come forward and make contact with us.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1265 of 16th August.

– PC Marc Saysell