A CYCLIST suffered a fractured skull and fractured right knee after an incident in Chorley yesterday.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 21-year-old man suffered serious injuries following an accident close to the junction of Steeley Lane and Seymour Street at 12.55am on Sunday.

A cyclist had been riding on Seymour Street towards Chorley town centre when he was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Transporter.

The rider, a 21-year-old man from Chorley, suffered a fractured skull, bleed on the brain and fracture to his right knee. He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment and is currently in a serious condition.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 43-year-old man, was not injured.

The road was closed for five hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Sgt Malcolm Bell, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Chorley which has left a man with serious injuries.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who saw the Volkswagen Transporter on East Way and Steeley Lane, or the cyclist on Seymour Street.

“If you can help us, please call police on 101 quoting 0087 of June 3.