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Boy, 14, critical after Chorley hit-and-run

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 14-year-old boy was seriously injured in a collision at Myles Standish Way yesterday (Friday, June 1st).

At around 8pm, police received reports of a serious collision near to the A6, Bolton Road involving a cyclist and a vehicle. The vehicle, believed to be a blue Audi S3, failed to stop at the scene.

A 14-year-old boy from Chorley was taken to the Manchester Children’s Hospital with serious head injuries where he remains in a critical condition.

A 26-year-old man from Chorley has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop. An Audi has been recovered for forensic examination.

Police are appealing for information and urging witnesses to come forward.

Sgt Marc Glass from the Road Policing Unit, said: “My thoughts are with the boy and his family at this difficult time.
“If you witnessed the incident or have information which might assist the investigation please make contact with us as you may have information that could assist with our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log reference 1579 of June 1st.

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