Lancashire

Tandem rider critical after Blackpool crash

A cyclist is in a critical condition after the tandem he was riding was in collision with a car in Blackpool.

The 54-year-old man was riding along Preston New Road with his son when the crash happened on Thursday afternoon.

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for emergency surgery. His 25-year-old son suffered minor injuries.

Police believe the collision happened when the car turned left into a slip road and have appealed for witnesses.

The road was closed for about 40 minutes after the collision.

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