A teenage cyclist has died in Manchester city centre after being hit by a lorry
He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
A cyclist has died today in Manchester city centre after being involved in a collision with a lorry.
The 19-year-old male had been travelling along Great Bridgewater Street when he was hit by a heavy goods vehicle near the junction with Watson Street.
Tragically, the young cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road in the heart of the city centre was closed for several hours while emergency services attended the incident.
A number of police vehicles, ambulances and fire crews were in attendance close to the landmark Beetham Tower building on the street.
A 55-year-man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and remains in police custody for questioning.
Police are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward to help collision investigators with their enquiries.
Anyone with information about the incident, or any dashcam/CCTV footage from the area at the time, should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting log 1454-24/5/23.
Information can also be reported online or by using the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk. If you can’t report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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