A MOTORCYCLIST has died following an early-morning crash on a busy road.

Police are appealing for information after the motorcyclist, a man in his 50s, was involved in a collision with a Range Rover on Alan Shearer Way at the junction with Aqueduct Road and Bolton Road, Blackburn.

Police and paramedics were called shortly before 7am on Friday and rushed to the scene.

The man was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital but died shortly afterwards.

Sgt Craig Booth said: “First and foremost my thoughts are with loved ones of the man who has sadly died.

“I would appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision itself or the motorbike in the moments before the collision to get in touch.”

The man, who is believed to be local, was riding a Triumph motorcycle.

Aqueduct Road was closed for several hours as an investigation into the incident and clean-up operation took place, with a diversion set up along Hollins Bridge Street.

Many have now commented on the ‘danger’ of the junction, urging something to be done in the wake of the crash.

One reader said: “All you ever hear lately is crashes on there. Something needs doing. Obviously dangerous.”

Another added: “There was an incident between two cars in this exact spot last week - it needs reviewing as a matter of urgency, this cannot be allowed to go on.”

A third said: “I come along here most days and the number of near-misses I see is just ridiculous. Please can something be done about this.”

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 295 of Friday, August 7.