Investigation after motorcyclist dies

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A motorcyclist from Adlington has died after a crash.

Shaun Taylor, 47, was travelling along Bolton-by-Bowland Road, in Clitheroe, when he collided with a Nissan Navara car travelling in the opposite direction at 1.40pm yesterday.

He was thrown from his bike and received substantial injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, who is from the Wyre area, was uninjured.

The road was closed for more than three hours as police investigated what happened.

Sergeant Gareth Hill, from Lancashire Constabulary’s road policing unit, said: “An investigation is underway but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or saw the motorcyclist riding his distinctive blue Yamaha YFZ-R1 in the Clitheroe or Bolton-by-Bowland area prior to the collision to contact police on 101.”