Man left with life-changing injuries after being hit by truck on busy Wigan high street

A man has been left with life-changing injuries following a terrible incident on a bustling Wigan street.

Emergency services responded to reports of a truck hitting a pedestrian on Gerard Street in Ashton at around 11.20am on Monday.

Members of the public, including a nurse, stopped to help and divert traffic before police arrived.

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Both road and air ambulance were deployed to the incident and the man was taken to Aintree Hospital, where he is receiving treatment for a serious arm injury.

The incident happened near the Nationwide bank on Gerard Street, Ashton
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A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “A casualty was taken to hospital with what are thought to be life-changing injuries.

“Police are continuing their inquiries into the collision and appeal to the public for information that may assist.”

Anyone with information, dash-cam or CCTV footage is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 1295 of August 15.

Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.