A cyclist who died after a crash on Chorley New Road earlier this month has been named.

Keith Brady of Chorley Old Road was aged just 41 when he was knocked off his bike by a vehicle on Chorley New Road, Bolton Coroners Court heard.

Police Coroners Officer (PCO) Andrew Pickles said: "On October 17, 2022, Mr Brady was cycling on Chorley New Road, Bolton.

"A motor vehicle has then struck the rear wheel of the bicyle, this has caused Mr Brady to be thrown onto the windscreen of the vehicle."

The vehicle failed to stop.

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Mr Brady, who was a factory worker, was then taken to Salford Royal Hospital but succumbed to his injuries the same day he was hit.

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Forensic pathologist Dr Wilson diagnosed Mr Brady’s medical cause of death as head injuries.

The police investigation into the collision and Mr Brady’s death is still ongoing.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on the evening of the crash on suspicion of causing serious injury by careless driving.

He was later released under investigation while inquiries into the crash continue.

Coroner Prof Dr Walsh ordered for statements from Mr Brady’s GP, Salford Royal Hospital and from Greater Manchester Police.

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He recognised that, because the investigation is still ongoing, he expected for their evidence to take some time.

He requested all statements to be submitted on or before January 6 next year.

Coroner Prof Dr Walsh declined to list the inquest for hearing due to the ongoing police investigation, but instead diarised a file review for January 27 next year.