Air ambulance arrives at crash site on major Wigan road

A man has been taken to hospital with "major trauma" following a serious crash on a major Wigan road.

The incident took place at around 11.15 this morning (Thursday) on Pemberton Road, close to the Holmes House Avenue junction between a van and a motorcycle.

Police seal off Windy Arbour Road

Police seal off Windy Arbour Road

Two ambulances and an air ambulance were called to the scene and a motorcyclist was taken to Aintree Hospital - which was on standby for his arrival.

The van driver was taken to Wigan Infirmary but it only believed to have sustained a "very minor injury".

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said: "The air ambulance was in attendance but no one was airlifting.

"The motorcyclist was bleeding and has suffered major trauma. It is believed that he hit the windscreen of the van during the collision."

An air ambulance is at the scene

An air ambulance is at the scene

Police closed the road on arrival.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "Police were called at around 11.15 to reports of a collision involving a car and motorcycle on Pemberton Rd, Winstanley.

"Officers are responding to the incident and a man has been taken to hospital."

Motorists are reporting serious delays in the area with traffic clogged up on nearby roads.