/ Re-appeal for witnesses to collision in Golborne

Police are re-appealing for witnesses to a collision in Golborne where a cyclist was left in the road with serious injuries.

At about 10.20pm on Wednesday 18 October 2017, a 48-year-old man was cycling on a Boardman road bike on Warrington Road when a car approached from behind and collided with the bike.

The car then left the scene in the direction of the A580 East Lancashire Road and there is no description of the car or driver.

The cyclist was taken to hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries to his face and multiple fractures to his body, which are potentially life-changing.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who was driving along Warrington Road at around 10.20pm on the evening of the collision.

Officers also want to speak to a person who was driving on Warrington Road from the direction of Golborne Island on the East Lancashire Road. This person stopped at the scene of the collision and then carried on their journey, and police believe they may have important information that could help the investigation.

Sergeant Brian Orr of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “The man is a very keen cyclist but because of his injuries, sadly he may not be able to ride his bike for a long time.

“To leave a man in the road with serious injuries and then flee the scene is disgraceful; this is a fast-moving investigation and we will not stop until we find the offender.

“If you are the person who stopped at the scene, please get in touch as a matter of urgency as you may have witnessed something that could help us catch the individual who did this.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have a description of the car but I would appeal to anyone who was driving in the area and has dash-cam footage to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

 

 

 

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