Elderly man seriously injured in crash at Burnley

An elderly man was seriously injured in a collision yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to Greenhead Lane, Reedley, just before 2.45pm on Saturday following reports of a crash between a gray Vauxhall Mokka, a white BMW 135i and a cyclist.

The Vauxhall driver, an 83-year-old from Burnley, suffered life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in serious condition.

A 30-year-old cyclist was also injured. He suffered leg and chest injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.

The occupants of the BMW fled. They have not yet been identified.

Police would now like to hear from anyone who saw the collision, has information about it or who saw two men crossing the M65 at Greenhead Lane Bridge around five minutes after it happened.

Sergeant Helen Parkinson, from the Lancashire Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘Our thoughts are very much with those injured and a family liaison officer has been appointed to support the family of the elderly man of Mocha.

“An investigation is currently underway to establish what happened and we are requesting information on what happened.

“In particular, we would like to speak to anyone who saw two men crossing the M65 motorway at Greenhead Lane around five minutes after the collision. Did you see them? Is your vehicle fitted with a dashcam?

“Also, if you witnessed the collision or have any other information about what happened or who was in the BMW, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101, quoting log 866 of August 6.

Information can also be reported confidentially via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org.

The Lancashire Serious Collision Unit can also be contacted directly by email at [email protected]

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