Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured following a collision in Bretherton.

At 4.20pm on Sunday, August 21, two motorcycles which had been travelling together collided on the A59 Liverpool Road.

One of the riders, a 48 year old man from Liverpool, came off his bike and his left leg was completely severed at the knee at the scene.

The other rider, a 36 year old man also from Liverpool, sustained fractures to his foot. Both riders were taken through to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The road was closed for approximately two and a half hours whilst collision investigators carried out work.

Sgt Michael Young, of Lancashire Police, said: “An investigation is now underway and I would appeal to anybody who witnessed this collision to come forward.”

Anybody with any information is asked to contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.