Motorcyclist seriously injured in Gisburn smash

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A man was airlifted to hospital with critical head injuries after crashing his motorcycle in to a stone wall.

The 44-year-old was riding his Suzuki motorcycle back from Kirkby Lonsdale along the A682, around a mile south of the Todber Caravan Park in Gisburn, when the crash happened around 6-20 pm on Friday.

Police said the biker, who was from Colne, lost control of the motorcycle, before crashing in to a substantial dry stone wall. He was then thrown from his motorcycle and received significant head injuries and numerous broken ribs.

He was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in intensive care a critical condition.

Sgt Rob Gomery said: “This is a tragic accident that has occurred on a rural road, with emergency services and the air ambulance attending.

“I am appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the collision, given assistance to the emergency services or may have seen the motorcycle prior to the collision which at the time was riding with two other friends.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log LC-20160520-1230.