Man airlifted to hospital after being hit by car

An air ambulance lands at Mesnes Field. Photo by Rachael Sixsmith
An air ambulance lands at Mesnes Field. Photo by Rachael Sixsmith

A man has been left with life threatening injuries following a collision in Wigan town centre.

Shortly before 9.30am today (Thursday) police were called to reports of a collision between a blue Peugeot 206 and a pedestrian on New Market Street.

The pedestrian, a 40-year-old man from Wigan, was taken to hospital for treatment after suffering a serious head injury.

A 36-year-old man was arrested and has since been released under investigation.

Police Constable Phil Shaw of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are doing all we can to support the man’s family at this difficult time.

“Our investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident is ongoing and I would ask for anybody with information to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

“This happened at a busy time of day, so if you witnessed the collision or have any CCTV or dashcam footage that could assist our investigation then please get in touch.”

Anyone with any information or dashcam footage should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or police on 101 quoting reference number 543 of 05/10/17, or alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.