Motorcyclist killed in crash on west Lancashire road


A motorcyclist has been killed in a collision with a car and van on a west Lancashire road, police have said.

The crash happened at the junction of Southport New Road and Blackgate Lane in Tarleton, at about 0545 BST.

The drivers of the Ford Fiesta, 79, and the transit van, 26, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police have appealed to witnesses and anyone who saw the vehicles before the collision to contact them.

Sgt David Tonge said: "I appreciate that this incident happened very early in the morning but people would have been around commuting to and from work at that time.

"We know the red Fiesta left Huntapac and we know the blue Yamaha motorcycle had travelled from Tarleton in the direction of Southport.

"The van was a cash in transit van and was also heading towards Southport."

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