A motorcyclist was killed in Chorley after his bike collided with a car.

Police said the 23-year-old man died after an accident just after 4pm on Wednesday, January 29, when two 125cc motorbikes were being ridden along Bolton Road towards Chorley.

The first motorbike overtook two slow moving vehicles near Albany Academy school. A second bike is thought to have attempted to make the same manoeuvre but the rider lost control of the bike, colliding with an oncoming Fiat Panda.

The rider was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with multiple injuries but died a short time later.

Sergeant Finn Quainton from the Force Road Policing Unit said: “An investigation is under way into the circumstances of the collision but I would appeal to any witnesses to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

Bolton Road was closed for three and a half hours for an investigation to take place.

At the time of going to press, the identity of the man who was killed had not been released by police.