A MOTORCYCLIST has died after crashing into a car.

The 24-year-old had been riding a black Honda motorbike down Wigan Road, Leigh, when he collided with a white Renault Megan near to the junction with Hulme Road at around 6.40pm on Monday.

He was then taken to hospital with life threatening injuries but later died.

Two occupants of the Renault, two women aged 42 and 64, suffered neck injures and were also taken to hospital.

They have since been released and are recovering at home.

No arrests have yet been made, however police enquiries are ongoing and officers say they are continuing to appeal for information about the incident.

Police Constable Jo Worsley of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Sadly, this collision has resulted in the death of a young man.

"Our thoughts are with his family at this unimaginably difficult time and we are working hard to piece together the circumstances that led to this collision so we can give them the answers they deserve.

“It happened at a relatively busy time of the evening, so we believe there may be several potential witnesses.

"I’d also like to appeal to anyone who may dash-cam footage to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.