Investigation launched after a cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries

12 Jun 2018 08:38

Police are investigating after a cyclist was left with life threatening injuries after a collision with a car in Horwich.

At 12.58pm on Sunday June 10th 2018 police were called to reports of a collision between a cyclist and a light blue Nissan Micra on Lever Park Avenue in Horwich.

Police and Ambulance services attended and a 57-year-old man was taken to hospital via air ambulance where he is currently in a critical condition.

A 35-year-old woman, the driver of the car, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

PC Philip Shaw from GMP’s serious Collision Investigation unit said: “My thoughts are with the man and his family, this is a heart breaking incident, the man was out on his bike, enjoying the great weather - what has happened is devastating.

“We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have seen the car before it collided with the cyclist.

“We would particularly like to hear from anyone with dash-cam footage.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741,  alternatively call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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