Police issue urgent appeal after man dies in road traffic collision in Oldham

The tragic incident happened at around 4pm this past Saturday (18 May).

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 20th May 2024

An urgent appeal for information has been issued following a fatal road traffic collision in Oldham this past weekend.

At around 4pm on Saturday afternoon (18 May), Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers were called to out to reports of a road traffic collision between a motorcycle and a pedestrian on Rippondon Road, in Oldham.

Police established that a motorcycle had collided with an elderly pedestrian as he crossed the road.

Upon GMP arriving at the scene, alongside colleagues from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), two men were found in critical conditions.

But, despite the best efforts of all involved, sadly the pedestrian – who was a man in his 70s – was pronounced dead at the scene.


The other man, who was the rider of the motorcycle, and was is in his 20s, sustained “life-threatening injuries” during the incident, and was subsequently taken to hospital – where he still remains.

Police issue urgent appeal after man dies in road traffic collision in Oldham / Credit: Google Maps

Now, with a police investigation having been opened and currently ongoing, GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) have issued a public appeal.


They are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward, and are also keen to speak to anyone who may have any footage – including dashcam or mobile phone footage from the area in the moments leading up to the collision.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting log number 2320 of 18/05/2024, or to share it using the LiveChat function on the GMP website here

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Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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