Motorcyclist in hospital after collision

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A young Chorley motorcyclist is in a serious condition in hospital after his bike collided with a pedestrian in Charnock Richard.

The Air Ambulance was called to the scene at 1.30pm in Charter Lane on Sunday.

The 21-year-old motorcyclist was airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital and police have described his condition as ‘serious’.

It is believed he suffered injuries to his leg and has had to undergo emergency surgery.

A pedestrian, in her 50s, was also rushed to hospital, but her condition has now been described as stable.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and the road was closed until 6pm to allow investigations.

A spokesman for Chorley Police said: “This was a very serious collision.

“The road was closed from 1.30pm, when we were called to the scene, until after 6pm.

“The motorcyclist remains in a serious condition in

hospital.

“A pedestrian has also been injured, but is believed to be stable. We’d appeal for anyone with information to contact us on 101.”