TRACKING down a red car could prove vital to investigations into a crash which left a man fighting for his life in Bolton, police have said.

Officers are investigating the incident in which a black Ford Fiesta collided with a 40-year-old pedestrian as he crossed Leigh Road, outside Daisy Hill railway station, at around 7.15pm on September 20.

The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where he remains in a life-threatening condition.

The driver of the Black Ford was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Police have now released images of a red car, believed to be a Ford Fiesta or Ka, that they are looking for in connection with the crash.

Police Constable Suzanne Keenan of Greater Manchester P’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We need to speak to anyone who knows who this car belongs to as any passengers could hold information that is key to our enquiries. It is important the occupants of this vehicle know that they are not in any trouble.

“It appears to be either a Ford Fiesta or a KA, with a wheel trim missing on the front nearside of the vehicle.

“Due to the proximity this car was travelling to the black Fiesta involved in the collision, those on board could have seen something but have not yet passed that onto us.

“Please call our team directly with any information you may have.”

Anyone with information or dashcam footage 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.