New appeal for fatal crash witnesses

Head Dyke Lane, Pilling
Head Dyke Lane, Pilling

Police have launched a renewed appeal for information after a motorcyclist died from his injuries following a road collision.

Michael Tyson, 66, from Knott End, died on April 2 after the collision in Head Dyke Lane, Pilling, around 12.30pm on March 10.

An investigation into how the collision happened is on-going but I would re-appeal to any witnesses who have not yet spoken to us and may have seen either vehicle leading up to the collision or the collision itself to come forward

It is thought Mr Tyson’s Honda motorcycle was travelling towards Lancaster when it was involved in a collision with a Fiat Stilo.

Mr Tyson suffered serious head and knee injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital by air ambulance for treatment, but he died last Thursday.

Lancashire Police have launched a renewed appeal for information after the incident.

PC Adam Lloyd of the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident where a man has sadly lost his life and my thoughts remain with his family and friends at this time.

“An investigation into how the collision happened is on-going but I would re-appeal to any witnesses who have not yet spoken to us and may have seen either vehicle leading up to the collision or the collision itself to come forward.”

The road was closed for more than four hours following the collision to help with police investigations.

Speaking in March Sgt Nigel Ralphson, of the Road Policing Unit, added: “We are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle in the area prior to the incident.

“Any information you may have could help us to establish exactly how this collision came to occur.”

Coun Don Lawrenson, who represents Pilling on Wyre Council, urged anyone who may have seen the incident to come forward and help officers with their investigation.

He told The Weekly News: “People do speed on that route. I am not trying to say anyone has been speeding on this occasion, but it does happen.

“You have speed limits but there are those who do not take any notice.

“These tragedies do happen. I hope people do come forward.

“We do have a lot of motorcyclists who come to Knott End each week from all over Lancashire. This is a tragedy – I hope people come forward to help the police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 460 of March 10.