Passers-by came to rescue of injured cyclist after crash

Passing motorists stopped to help a cyclist who was injured in a crash with a car.

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 9:09 am
Updated Saturday, 1st May 2021, 10:04 am

They reported on social media how they rushed out of their cars to help the casualty after the incident in Atherton on Friday evening.

One woman said she "instantly" jumped out of her car to help, as did another woman, who was "so shook up" by what had happened.

She said: "I was trying to keep him talking and a young girl managed to use Siri on his phone to contact his parents after I'd found it lying on the ground.

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The incident happened on Tyldesley Road in Atherton. Pic: Google Street View

"I am absolutely shook up at what I have witnessed tonight but people came together absolutely amazing and every person who helped should seriously be so proud of their self."

Emergency services were called to Tyldesley Road, near its junction with Hamilton Street, shortly before 6.50pm.

Police say the car involved in the collision with the cyclist did not stop.

One casualty - reported by witnesses to be a teenage boy - was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Tyldesley Road was closed for some time.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Emergency services attended and enquiries established a vehicle and a cyclist had been involved in a collision.

"The cyclist - a man - was taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

"The car failed to stop at the scene.

"Enquiries are ongoing."

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