Motorcyclist seriously hurt in collision

The air ambulance in Ashton
The air ambulance in Ashton

A MOTORCYCLIST has been seriously injured following a crash in Wigan.

The man, in his 50s, riding a Honda, and a Ford Transit van collided in Edge Green Lane, at the junction of Fairfield Avenue, in Ashton, at 3.45pm today (Thursday).

The motorcyclist was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital via air ambulance with a suspected broken hip and foot.

His condition was described as serious.

Ashton Road, at the junction of Edge Green Lane, and Fairfield Avenue, remains closed but is expected to be reopened in the next hour.