Elderly man left with life-threatening injuries following crash

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An elderly man has been seriously injured during a collision on Greenhead Lane.
An elderly man has been seriously injured during a collision on Greenhead Lane.

An elderly man has been seriously injured in a bad crash.

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

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

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a 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 BMW occupants fled the scene. They have not yet been identified.

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

Sergeant Helen Parkinson, from Lancashire’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the people injured and a family liaison officer has been appointed to support the family of the elderly man in the Mokka.

“An investigation is now underway to establish what happened and we are asking for any information about what occurred.

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

“Similarly 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 6th.

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

Lancashire’s Serious Collision Unit can also be e-mailed directly at SCIU@lancashire.police.uk.