Cyclist left with ‘life-threatening’ injuries after collision with HGV in Manchester city centre
Police are urgently appealing for information and witnesses.
An urgent appeal for information and witnesses has been issued after a cyclist sustained serious injuries following a collision with a HGV in Manchester city centre yesterday.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has confirmed that at around 1:30pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 24 May), officers were called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a heavy goods vehicle and a pedal cyclist on Fairfield Street in Manchester city centre close to Manchester Piccadilly station.
After officers attended the scene, a man in his 30s was taken to hospital with “serious injuries” shortly after.
The injuries are believed to be “life-threatening”, GMP revealed.
Given that the collision happened in what police have described as “an extremely busy area” during the day, GMP is urgently appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information they have – with Constable Oliver Batty from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit explaining: “We are appealing to members of public and other motorists who may have been travelling along Fairfield Street at the time of this collision.
“It is an extremely busy area of Manchester and any information, no matter how small, may assist the investigation.
“I appeal directly to anyone who may have witnessed this or to anyone who has dash-cam or CCTV footage relating to this incident.”
News of this collision has emerged after GMP also confirmed that a 19-year-old cyclist was killed in after colliding with a lorry on Great Bridgewater Street near the junction with Watson Street at around midday.
A 55-year-man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, and remains in police custody for questioning.
These two incidents are unrelated.
Anyone with any information, or dashcam/CCTV footage from the area at the time of the Fairfield Street collision is urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting log 1454-24/5/23, or report it online or by using the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk.
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You can also report information via 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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