/ Appeal after serious collision in Bolton

Police are appealing for information after man is left with serious injuries following a collision in Bolton.

At around 7.40pm on Monday 20 November 2017, police were called to reports of a collision involving a motorbike and a car on Chorley Old Road.

A orange Sinnis Apache motorbike had been travelling down Chorley Old Road towards Bolton town centre.

As he travelled, a car pulled out of a lay by outside a McColl’s shop, and to avoid colliding with the car, the bike steered onto the wrong side of the road.

At this point, the motorbike was involved in a collision with a car travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver was taken to hospital for treatment of serious leg and wrist injuries.

Police Constable Andy Molyneux of GMP’s Road Policing Unit, said: “This must have been terrifying for the rider of the motorbike who was forced to swerve into oncoming traffic.

“The collision happened on a busy road, so I’m asking for anyone who saw the motorbike as it travelled toward the town centre, or who has information that could help our enquiries, to get in touch.

“If you were driving on this road around the time of the collision and have dash-cam footage, please send this into police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 or 101, quoting incident number 1793 of 20/11/17. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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