More needs to be done on A6 after cyclist dies

A number of accidents have occured at the Bolton-le-Sands junction on the A6.
A number of accidents have occured at the Bolton-le-Sands junction on the A6.

A city councillor has said the A6 at Bolton-le-Sands needs to be looked at after an 87-year-old cyclist died during Friday rush hour.

Alexander William Clark was cycling on the pavement alongside the A6 in Bolton-le-Sands when the accident happened.

He was travelling toward Carnforth at around 4.30pm when it is believed he fell into the oncoming path of a blue Volvo XC70.

Mr Clark sustained serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he later died.

Lancaster City Councillor Keith Budden has said he realises “a number of accidents” has occurred at the Bolton-le-Sands junction over the years.

He said: “It is obviously a tragic accident and my thoughts are with the family.

“I would like to think when we have got to a certain number the county council in conjunction with police would have a look at what can be done.”

The Bolton-le-Sands junction has proved to be an accident blackspot with a number of accidents in the last few months.

In one incident a car and a cyclist were involved in a collision on January 29.

A few months earlier two cars, a blue Ford Galaxy and beige Citroen, collided on the same stretch of road outside the Royal Hotel Pub.

A woman and man escaped with minor injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may be able to help piece Mr Clark’s last moments together.

PS Rob Gomery of the West Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic accident where a man has sadly lost his life and my thoughts are with his family and friends.

“An investigation to establish how the incident occurred is under way and I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened to contact us on 101.”

The A6 was closed in both directions following the accident and traffic was at a standstill for several hours.

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 0964 of March 6