Man fighting for life in hospital after collision with car in Wigan

A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a collision with a car at a Wigan junction.

Sunday, 16th December 2018, 1:38 pm
Updated Sunday, 16th December 2018, 2:43 pm
Police incident

Police have now launched an urgent appeal for witnesses following the serious incident at Wilton Avenue in Whelley late on Saturday night.

Other news: Bomb-making equipment and 'kill list' at Wigan prison spark major anti-terror alertThe pedestrian, who is in his 30s, was involved in a collision with a red Renault Clio at around 11.25pm.

The driver stopped at the scene but the man was seriously hurt and rushed to hospital where his life hangs in the balance.

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Anyone who saw the collision or spotted either the pedestrian or the car in the moments before the incident are now being urged to come forward by Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

Officers are also keen to speak to anyone who might have dashcam footage.

Residents with information should contact GMP's serious collision investigation unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting reference number 2327 of December 15, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.