Biker, 33, dies and driver arrested after motorbike crashes with truck

A motorcyclist has died after a crash with a truck in Bolton. The smash happened on Manchester Road in the Westhoughton area at around 12.30pm yesterday (Tuesday). Police officers, paramedics and fire crews raced to the incident and closed off the road.

The rider of the motorbike – a 33-year-old man – was tragically pronounced dead at the scene after being left with critical injuries. His family are being supported by officers, police said. READ MORE: Woman stabbed in broad daylight – another woman has been arrested

The driver of the truck – a man aged in his 60s – was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was later released under investigation. As part of their investigation, police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

They particularly want to speak to anyone who might have footage. PC Simon Venguedasalon, of SCIU’s Specialist Operation, said: “My thoughts firstly go out to the loved ones of the man who has sadly lost his life and we are doing all we can to support his family at this difficult time. Work is well underway to understand the circumstances of this incident and after making an arrest at the scene, there is still a thorough investigation to take place.

“That is why we’re appealing for the public to get in touch if they have any details or evidence that will help in this case to enable to piece together what is another tragic collision.” Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 1506 of 19/07/22. Alternatively, details can be passed via the LiveChat function at or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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