Road closure after van knocks down cyclist

The scene in Shevington after a female cyclist was injured in an accident
The scene in Shevington after a female cyclist was injured in an accident

A busy Wigan road was closed after a van knocked down a cyclist in Shevington.

Police were called to Gathurst Lane at around 4pm to reports a collision between a van and a female cyclist.

An air ambulance was reportedly also scrambled to the scene.

The woman suffered head injuries during the incident, but the extent of her injuries are not yet known.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed that Gathurst Lane was closed between the junctions of Miles Lane and Vicarage Lane while paramedics attended the scene.

The road was reopened as of 5pm.