Man hit by bus in Wigan town centre has died

Police at the scene of the accident
Police at the scene of the accident

A man who was critically injured after a collision with a bus has died, police have confirmed.

Kevin Latham, 69, had been crossing the road on Hallgate, in Wigan town centre, when he was in a collision with a single-decker bus at 9.05am on Saturday.

He suffered a head injury and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital by air ambulance.

But his family reported his death on social media and police have now confirmed that Mr Latham died on Sunday.

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward as they investigate what happened.

PC Phillip Turley, of the serious collision investigation unit, said: “I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Kevin’s family after such a tragic incident.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw the collision to get in touch with police as you may be able to help our enquiries.”

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

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