A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital with “potentially life-threatening injuries" following a collision with a car.

The incident happened at 12.05pm today (Thursday August 31) on Eldon Stret, Tonge Moor.

Police say that the cyclist sustained pelvic injuries, and the man was airlifted to Salford Royal Hospital, with a significant head injury.

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A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "We were called at 12.05pm today to reports of a road traffic collision between a cyclist and a car on Eldon Street, Tonge Moor.

"The cyclist has pelvic injuries and will be taken to hospital for treatment."

Officers say the injury is 'potentially life-threatening'.

The Bolton News:

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) said they responded following a report of a road traffic collision (RTC) with an electric scooter and a car.

A spokesperson for NWAS said: "We responded to a RTC involving and electric scooter and a car.

"The 999 call was received at 12.05pm.

"A man was taken to hospital with a significant head injury."

At the time the road was cordoned off whilst emergency services remained on the scene.

Some residents said they saw the air ambulance and were concerned as to what was going on.

The Bolton News:

Many residents came out of their homes to see what happened.

One resident said he was concerned over the safety of the road which has been the scene of a 'number of crashes'.

He said: "The air ambulance came down really low and I went to see what was going on.
"I have lived here for 10 years and seen a number of crashes."
The air ambulance left Lansdowne Road in Tonge Moor just after 1pm.

The road was taped off with emergency services at the scene for some time, but the road has now been reopened.

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