Appeal following fatal crash in Wigan

Police are appealing for information following a fatal road accident in Wigan.

At around 6.15pm yesterday evening (26/06/2024), Police received a report of a road traffic collision that had occurred on Bickershaw Lane, Wigan.

Initial enquiries suggest that a motorbike was driving in a westerly direction on Bickershaw Lane, Wigan approaching the junction with Victoria Terrace.

At the same time, a car has been travelling in an easterly direction along Bickershaw Lane, Wigan. The car slowed to perform a right turn into Victoria Terrace and as the car conducted this manoeuvre, the motorbike collided with the nearside of the car causing the motorbike rider to become unseated from the bike.

Emergency services attended after the collision but a 43-year-old man, who was riding the motorbike, sustained significant injuries and died at the scene. His family are being supported by officers.

The driver of the car remained at the scene to assist officers with their enquires and no arrests have been made.

Officers from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anybody with footage of the incident to come forward.

Detective Constable Carl Boydell from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man who sadly lost his life in this collision.  We also thank those who stopped at the scene to help and provide care to the victim.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation and we are asking that anybody who saw the incident or may have captured anything in the locality that may be of interest to us around the time of the collision to come forward and help us understand what occurred.”

Anyone with any information, CCTV, or dashcam footage is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting log number 3195 of 26/06/24.

Information can also be shared using the LiveChat function on the GMP website or via 101.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity - Crimestoppers - anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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