Police appeal after cyclist loses fight for life in Ashton collision
Thursday 13th September 2018 @ 14:47 by Nigel Skinner
Ashton News Tameside

A cyclist who was seriously injured in a collision with a car near to the former BT roundabout in Ashton on Tuesday morning has lost his fight for life.

Police were called to Park Parade, close to the junction with Scotland Street at 6.45am to reports of a collision.

Officers who attended established that a black Ford Fiesta had been driving along Park Parade when it was involved in a collision with the cyclist.

The cyclist, understood to be in his 20s, suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital. Tragically he died yesterday.

A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drug driving and has since been released under investigation.

Police Constable John Harrison-Gough, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “First and foremost I want to extend my sincere condolences to the family of the man that passed away yesterday.

“We are working to provide them with support from specially trained officers as they come to terms with their loss.

“Our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision remains ongoing and we are still appealing for anyone with information to contact us.”

Anybody who can help police is asked to call the GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.