Category Archives: Traffic News

Police appeal for witnesses after crash in Skelmersdale

Skelmersdale Police are appealing for information after a motorbike rider suffered serious injuries in a crash in Skelmersdale. The 43 year old man, from Skelmersdale, was riding his Kawasaki ZX900cc on Gillibrands Road at about 12.45pm today (Saturday, May 12th) when he lost control of the vehicle and fell off. The man suffered multiple fractures and was taken by ambulance

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Council issue warning after fire in refuse lorry

West Lancashire Borough Council and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have issued an appeal to local residents. They are asking that people to not put hot ashes in their refuse bin after a fire in a collection vehicle. The warning has come after an incident when a collection crew on a round in Burscough in April noticed smoke was coming

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This is why part of Ormskirk was cordoned off

Drivers found part of Ormskirk covered in police tape on Saturday morning. Roads around the Civic Centre were closed as police started their investigations. A Lancashire Police spokesperson said : “We were called at 02:45 hours on Saturday 28th April to reports of an assault‎ outside the Horse Shoe Inn on Southport Road, Ormskirk. “Two men – one is his

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Police close off part of Ormskirk town centre

Drivers are being diverted away from County Road in Ormskirk on Saturday morning due to a large cordon around the Civic Centre. Drivers are not able to travel up Southport Road from the junction at the five ways, the junction of A570 and Derby St West and also part of Hants Lane due to a yet unknown incident overnight. Police

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Council begin consultation on community transport budget – Have your say

Lancashire County Council has started to consult with local people on their proposals to reduce the budget which supports community transport services.  The council’s cabinet agreed in January 2018 to reduce the community transport budget to contribute to savings needed to meet a forecasted funding gap of £144m in 2021/22. Community transport in Lancashire is provided for people who are

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Police appeal for witnesses after motorcyclist dies

Police have confirmed the sad news that a motorcyclist has died following a collision with a car on County Road, Ormskirk. The collision occured at 5pm on Wednesday April 18, when the bike – a Yamaha MT10 – collided with a Honda Civic, causing the rider to be thrown from the vehicle. The motorcyclist suffered multiple serious injuries and was

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Road closed after motor bike and car collide

Ormskirk police had to deal with a road collision involving a car and a motorcyclist on County Road, Ormskirk at around 5pm on Wednesday 18th April. Paramedics and the air ambulance attended the scene and gave assistance to both the motorcyclist and the driver of the car. The motorcyclist was said to be in a serious condition by Lancashire Police

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