Man in ‘serious’ condition after scooter crash

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A man is in a serious condition in hospital after his scooter crashed into a lamp post in Norbreck.

The 20-year-old suffered neck and back injuries after losing control of his Aprilla SR50 scooter on the corner of Norbreck Road and Kirkstone Drive.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, which took place at 10.20pm on Friday, to come forward.

The injured rider was taken to Royal Preston Hospital, where he remains in a serious condition. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved.

Sgt Gareth Hill, from the Force Road Policing Team, said: “I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision to come forward and speak with police by calling 101.”