St Helens cyclist killed in Belmont motorbike collision

A cyclist has been killed in a collision with a motorbike in Lancashire.

The 43-year-old, believed to be from St Helens, collided with a Yamaha on Rivington Road, near Belmont, on Sunday afternoon.

He was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital, but died from his injuries.

The motorcyclist suffered facial injuries and was taken to Salford Royal for treatment. The road was closed for three hours following the crash.

Lancashire Constabulary's Sgt Claire Pearson said officers were "trying to establish how this collision occurred" and appealed to anyone who witnessed it to get in touch.

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