A BOLTON man is still fighting for his life in hospital two weeks after a serious crash in Blackrod, police have said.

Officers were called to Chorley Road at around 8.20pm on Wednesday, March 10 after a Vauxhall Zafira left the carriageway and hit a tree and wooden fencing close to The Cherry Tree restaurant.

Emergency services arrived and two men, aged 45 and 49, were taken to hospital with serious injuries where they currently remain for treatment.

Now, more than two weeks after the collision, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the 49-year-old man is in hospital in a "critical condition".

The 45-year-old man has been discharged.

It has not been confirmed who the driver in the incident was.

A GMP spokesman said: "The 49-year-old man remains in hospital in a critical condition.

"The 45-year-old man has now been discharged."

The day after the crash, no other injuries were reported and no arrests were made, police said.

Enquiries were ongoing.

Police Constable John Harrison-Gough of GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was a nasty incident that has left two men in hospital with serious injuries.

"Our thoughts are with them and their families as they receive the urgent treatment that they need.

“We’re appealing to anyone who may have been travelling along Chorley Road at the time and witnessed the collision, or saw the Vauxhall before the incident, to come forward and speak with police.

"We’re particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage – any information, no matter how small, could be crucial to our investigation.”

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged to contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 2,392 of March 10.

Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.