Greater Manchester Police car responding to an emergency call in central Mancester

A 38 year old motorcyclist has died after being hit by a car in Gorton yesterday afternoon

The accident happened on Hyde Road near to the Tesco Superstore,around 5.15.

The motorcyclist was riding a green Kawasaki motorcycle when he was hit by a black BMW, the driver of which was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

Hyde Road and Garret Way were closed for several hours while police conducted their investigations.

Constable Darren White of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This was a tragic incident in which a man has sadly lost his life.

“Our thoughts are with his family during this devastating time and our officers are working hard to find out more details of what happened in the moments leading up to the collision.”

“Although we have one man in custody our enquiries are still ongoing I would urge anyone who has any information that could assist in our investigation to please get in touch.

“If you were on or around Hyde Road at the time of the incident and saw anything that could help us establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision please contact police. Any dash cam footage or CCTV could also prove invaluable to our enquiries.

“We are aware there may be a video circulating online of the moments prior to the collision. We’d ask that people do not share this video, but instead submit it to police for our investigations.”



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