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Two teenagers arrested after biker killed in Blackpool crash

[P]OLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 46-year-old man died following a collision in Blackpool.

Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 4.25pm yesterday (Monday, July 17) following reports of an accident at the junction of Squires Gate Lane and Amy Johnson Way.

A blue Vauxhall Astra had been involved in a collision with an orange Keeway motorbike, with the motorcyclist, a 46-year-old man from Blackpool, knocked unconscious.

The man was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

Two men inside the Astra, both aged 18, were arrested by officers. A further two men, also believed to be inside the Astra, made off from the scene.

The road was closed for close to three hours to allow accident investigators to examine the area.

Police are appealing for information and urging anyone who witnessed the collision to contact officers.

Temp Sgt Lee Campbell, of Lancashire Police, said: “This is a tragic incident where a man has sadly died and my thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

“An investigation to establish how the collision took place is already underway and we would appeal to any witnesses who have not yet spoken to call us.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw either vehicle before the collision, or witnessed the incident, to contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log reference 1008 of July 17.

Two men, aged 18 and from Bolton, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and driving under the influence of drugs. Both are currently in custody.

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