Witness appeal following cyclist death

Police appeal for witnesses following after a cyclist died following an RTC
Police appeal for witnesses following after a cyclist died following an RTC

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist died following a rush hour crash outside Wigan police HQ.

The 34-year-old, believed to be from the Worsley Hall area, was fatally injured when he was struck by a blue Mazda car on Robin Park Road, Newtown, at around 4.40pm on Thursday.

We are carrying out an investigation to establish the full facts and circumstances surrounding this collision and are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident

Sgt Mark Thomas, Serious Collision Investigation Unit

The North West air ambulance was called to the scene and the stricken pedal cyclist was airlifted to hospital.

But doctors were unable to save him and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police say they know who the deceased is but are not at this time disclosing his identity because relatives have yet to be informed.

Robin Park Road was closed for five hours after the collision and diversions set up as accident investigators examined the scene.

The Mazda driver, who stayed at the scene, was said to be shaken but unhurt.

Sgt Mark Thomas of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This is a truly devastating time for the man’s family and we are supporting them as best we can with the help of specialist officers.

“We are carrying out an investigation to establish the full facts and circumstances surrounding this collision and are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone who may be in possession of CCTV or dash cam footage.

“Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Investigation Unit directly on 0161 856 4741 or 4742.”