Cyclist injured in crash

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A CYCLIST’S leg was impaled on his bike’s gear lever following a collision with a car.

Police shut off Forrest Gate and Mere Road, Blackpool, after the crash at 3.10pm yesterday.

A police spokesman said ambulance and fire crews were at the scene when they arrived and the cyclist, a 37-year-old man, was taken to hospital for treatment.

A fire service spokesman said the man had injured his leg on the gear lever of the bike. The roads were re-opened half an hour later.

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