Witness appeal after biker seriously hurt in Amounderness Way crash

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Police have appealed for witnesses after a biker was seriously injured in a crash on Amounderness Way.

The 61-year-old man, from Altrincham, suffered a broken arm and fractures to his back and ribs after his Triumph Trophy collided with a Mercedes car, close to the Norcross roundabout.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital following the accident, which happened at around 5.15pm yesterday, and he is now thought to be recovering.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 40-year-old woman from Carleton, was unhurt, police said.

Sgt David Hurst, of Lancashire Police, said: "We are appealing for information after a road traffic collision in Thornton.

"A man has been left with some serious injuries and we want to establish exactly what happened.

"We are keen to talk to anyone who saw either vehicle before the collision, or witnessed the incident, to contact us."

Blackpool Transport said its number 14 bus service was diverted following the 'serious' collision, while traffic 'chaos' and 'gridlock' was reported in both Stanah and Thornton.

The road was fully reopen by 8pm.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1215 of May 11.