A MAN is fighting for his life after being hit by a car outside a railway station.

Emergency services were called to the incident, in Leigh Road, Westhoughton, at about 7.15pm on Thursday evening.

The collision – involving a pedestrian and a black Ford Fiesta that was travelling towards Leigh – took place immediately outside Daisy Hill station.

The man, aged 42, was crossing the road at the pelican crossing at the time of the collision. He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries where he remains in a life-threatening condition.

An 18-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has since been released under investigation.

People with dashcam footage and witnesses to the collision are encouraged to come forward.

Police Sergeant Lee Westhead of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Initial witness accounts suggest that there were a number of cars and pedestrians in the area at the time of the collision.

“If you were a passenger that arrived at the station or you were outside waiting to pick someone up and saw something that could be useful to us, please get in touch.”

Following the incident, the road was cordoned off by police for several hours, but has since reopened.

A spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance Service said: "We were called shortly after 7.10pm.

"A man in his 40s suffered a head injury.

"He was taken to Salford Royal Hospital by road ambulance."

Police have been in contact with the man's next of kin.

Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1808 of 20/09/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.