Cyclist stable month on from horror crash

editorial image

A Fylde cyclist was today in a stable condition in hospital a month after a horror crash on a rural road.

The 56-year-old suffered fractures to his right shoulder, collar bone and ribs in the crash on the B6270 near Nateby in Cumbria on Saturday April 30.

He also sustained a punctured lung and also cracked vertebrae in his neck and lower back.

Cumbria Police, which said the man is from the Lytham St Annes area, was airlifted to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough where he remains in a stable condition.

PC Richard Bowman, who is leading the investigation, said: “At this time we are keen to locate the driver of a dark coloured hatchback who may have stopped to help at the scene but driven away as other persons have attended to the cyclist.

“We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the cyclist on the Nateby Road at around 2pm or later.

“Any information would help us in what happened.”

The family of the cyclist said in a statement: “We would like to thank Brough Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance for their fantastic treatment at the scene of the accident.

“We would also like to thank James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough for the care they have provided and without this, he would not be able to see his new born granddaughter for the first time.”

Call Cumbria Police on 101 and speak to PC Richard Bowman at the Operational Support Unit with any information.