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Police appeal for information after 74-year-old man dies in e-scooter collision in Tameside, The Manc

Police appeal for information after 74-year-old man dies in e-scooter collision in Tameside

Witnesses to the incident on Springfield Road in Tameside at around 1.40pm on New Year’s Day are being urged to come forward.

Greater Manchester Police is appealing for information after a man has sadly died following an e-scooter collision in Tameside.

Officers were called to reports of a collision on Springfield Road in Tameside at around 1.40pm on New Year’s Day, and GMP has now confirmed that its enquiries established a 74-year-old man was riding an electric scooter down the road when he collided with two cars which were parked on the side of the road.

Emergency services attended, but it’s been confirmed that the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made at present, and enquiries are ongoing.

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Following confirmation of the man’s devastating passing, police have now issued a public appeal and are urging witnesses to come forward with any information, or car dash cam or CCTV footage of the incident if they have it.

“Our thoughts remain with the man’s family as they come to terms with this incredibly tragic loss,” said Sergeant Marie Eldred of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

“This collision happened in the middle of the day.

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“So we are hopeful that there are a number of witnesses who may have dash cam or CCTV footage to provide.”

Read more: E-scooter sales are soaring – but what are the current laws in Greater Manchester?

Do you have any information that may be of use to enquiries currently ongoing?

Greater Manchester Police is asking witnesses to come forward with dash cam or CCTV footage and to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2518 of 01/01/22.

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Reports can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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