Cyclist, 80, suffers serious injuries in collision close to Dunham Road junction

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Police are appealing for information after an 80-year-old cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a car on Charcoal Road.

Police were called to reports of a collision involving a Fiat 500 and a bicycle close to the Dunham Road junction at 3.40pm yesterday afternoon.

The cyclist, an 80-year-old man, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

No arrests have been made and an investigation is underway.

The incident required a large emergency response and an air ambulance was called to the scene. Traffic in the area was brought to a standstill into the early evening while the incident was dealt with.

PC Peter Cunningham, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “First and foremost, our thoughts are with the man as he receives treatment in hospital.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision and I appeal to anyone with information or dash cam footage to contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting 1959 of 28/05/20 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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