Biker dies in crash with truck on busy road as man arrested

A biker has died following a collision with a truck in Westhoughton. The 33-year-old man, who is yet to be formally named by police, was pronounced dead at the scene despite the best attempts of emergency services. The driver of the truck – a man in his 60s – remained at the scene.

He was arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving and later released under investigation. Police are now appealing for the public’s help as investigations continue. READ MORE:Tragic teenager who died in the water despite the best efforts of his friends

Emergency services were called to a report a serious collision on Manchester Road in the Westhoughton area at around 12:30pm yesterday (July 19). Police said enquiries have established that a motorbike and a truck collided, leaving the motorcyclist with fatal injuries. Officers are particularly keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, but would also like dashcam or mobile phone footage from the area in the moments before the collision.

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 should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 1506 of 19/07/22. Alternatively, details can be passed via our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Read more of today’s top stories here

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