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Police seek Burnley taxi driver who knocked off cyclist breaking his arm

Lancashire Constabulary have appealed for witnesses and are seeking the driver of a white taxi after a collision took place with a cyclist in Burnley on New Year’s Eve.

The collision took place between 11pm and midnight. A cyclist was riding along Accrington Road, Burnley coming from Hapton and a white Skoda taxi was travelling along Accrington Road, Burnley in the direction of Hapton. When the white Skoda taxi got to the junction where the cyclist was, the taxi made a right turn, to turn onto Liverpool Road and collided with the cyclist, knocking him off his bicycle.

The cyclist - a 27-year-old man - has suffered a broken arm.

The taxi driver and the fare stopped briefly but left the scene without providing any details so officers are trying to trace the vehicle so they can speak to the driver.

A Lancashire Constabulary spokesperson said: “We are now appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward. If you know who this is or saw what happened, and you know the make and model of this car, please get in touch. Similarly, if you have any dash cam footage of this in incident then please make contact.

“We are also appealing to the driver of the car to come forward.”


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