Mystery of critically injured cyclist who was found unconscious in Moss Bank Way
A CYCLIST is in a critical condition after being found unconscious in a dual-carriageway.
Police believe the 40-year-old man was injured when he fell from his bike in Moss Bank Way, near Berkeley Road, Astley Bridge, at 10.15pm on Thursday.
But they cannot rule out the possibility that someone else was involved and they are continuing to appeal for witnesses.
Det Insp Christopher Walker said: “We have conducted thorough house-to-house enquiries in the area where the incident was and done a CCTV trawl.
“There is a witness appeal and boards have gone up in Moss Bank Way asking people to come forward if they have seen anything.
“Obviously his family want to know what has happened.”
The man was found lying in the road by passing motorists and a police officer on patrol, who stopped to help.
He was taken to Salford Royal Hospital with serious head injuries and his condition was yesterday described as critical.
A man living nearby, who asked not to be named, said: “The first I knew of it was when the police turned up. After a couple of minutes, the ambulance came.
“I saw the bike on the floor. There was a car parked on the other side of the road with its hazard lights on and a car parked further down.
“I could tell it was serious because the police and ambulance were here. The road was open though and cars were driving round.”
A woman said: “It’s such a shame, it’s awful. There are a lot of cyclists going up and down the road.
“People stopped to help him and they left when the police arrived. Everyone is friendly around here and it’s good that they stopped to help.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 8565761 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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