Two men arrested after a motorbike collided with a pedestrian in Eccles

Two men have been arrested following a serious collision in Eccles.

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New Lane JNC Worsley Road Eccles: Credit Google

At around 6.45am yesterday (Saturday 23 November 2019), police were called to reports that a motorbike had collided with a pedestrian on New Lane at the junction with Worsley Road and the motorbike failed to stop at the scene.

The pedestrian – a 33-year-old man – was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries. He remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Two men – aged 19 and 21 – were arrested yesterday on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

They have since been released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing.

Police Sergeant Ian Turner, of GMP’s Road’s Policing Unit, said:

“Yesterday we issued a picture of a green motorbike that was located nearby during a search by officers from GMP’s Roads Policing Unit and we’re continuing to appeal for information in relation to this bike.”

“The pedestrian remains in a stable condition in hospital and our thoughts remain with him and his family as he receives treatment.

“I would urge anyone that saw a green motorbike around the Boothstown and Eccles areas yesterday morning or anyone with dash-cam footage or other information that could assist our enquiries to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Road’s Policing Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 799 of 23/11/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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