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Biker, 28, dies after crash on rural Burnley road

Sam Gelder
Sam Gelder

[A] motorcyclist has died following a collision in Burnley on Sunday (April 23rd).

At around 4.30pm, the motorbike rider has attempted to overtake a Ford Fiesta on The Long Causeway at Cliviger and collided head on with an oncoming Toyota Land Cruiser on the opposite side of the road, landing in the path of the Fiesta.

The 28-year-old motorcyclist who has been named as Sam Gelder from Todmorden was taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.

Officers are asking anyone who may have any information to come forward. Sgt Andy Walton from the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident where a man has sadly lost his life and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this terribly difficult time.

“If you were in the area and think you might have seen something, please get in contact with us.”

Anyone with information can call us on 101 quoting incident reference 1055 of April 23rd.

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