Teenage cyclist in serious condition after collision in Rochdale

Date published: 26 March 2019

A teenage cyclist is in a serious condition after he was involved in a collision with a car on Milnrow Road in Rochdale on Monday night (25 March).

The boy, aged 15, has been taken to the major trauma unit at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital after the incident, which occurred at around 9pm. He suffered serious head injuries and remains in a critical condition in hospital. 

The car, a black VW Golf, was travelling in a north-easterly direction on Milnrow Road toward Milnrow. The bicycle was travelling in the same direction when it collided with the driver’s side (offside) of the car close to the junction with Kathan Close.   

Police have confirmed that the driver stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made. 

Milnrow Road was closed for five hours while emergency services dealt with the collision. 

Police are appealing for information on the incident. 

Constable John Harrison-Gough of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This collision has left a boy fighting for his life in hospital. 

“Our thoughts are with him and his family during this terribly difficult time. 

“We’re appealing for anyone who saw the crash, has dashcam footage or any information to contact police immediately. 

“Were you in the area at the time, or perhaps saw the car or bicycle shortly before the incident? If so, please get in touch.” 

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 

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