Lancashire

Cyclist, 50, dies after bike crash

Hill lane Image copyright Google
Image caption The man died after falling from his bike following a collision with another cyclist on Hill Lane

A cyclist has died after colliding with another rider on a country road.

The man, 50, suffered major head injuries after falling from his bike at about 22:00 BST on Thursday.

A woman cycling in front of him came off her bike on Hill Lane in Colneā€Ž, Lancashire, causing him to collide with another male cyclist, police said.

He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital and later transferred to Royal Preston Hospital where he died the next day.

The other male rider, 40, was uninjured while the 19-year-old woman suffered bruising to her leg.

Sgt David Hurst, of Lancashire Police, appealed for witnesses to come forward and said his "thoughts are with his family" after these "tragic circumstances".

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