A main road in Tonge Moor has been taped off for hours today, Tuesday, after a serious crash involving a HGV and a motorcyclist.

Police were called to the collision on Tonge Moor Road at around 12.25pm.

A North West Ambulance Service spokesperson said an ambulance, response car and an operational commander attended the incident after being called at 12.21pm.

The nature of the injuries of those involved in the crash has not yet been confirmed by Greater Manchester Police. (GMP).

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The road closure still remains in place.

A GMP spokesperson said: “At around 12.25pm today (Tuesday, November 21), officers were called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a HGV and a motorcyclist on Tonge Moor Road in Bolton.

The Bolton News: “Officers and other emergency services are currently at the scene and road closures will remain in place while further enquiries are conducted.”

Several surrounding roads were also cordoned off to prevent traffic from passing through to Tonge Moor Road.

Residents in the area have expressed concern following the crash.

One resident said: “It’s bad that this happened in the area, so close to home.

“I do feel sorry for those involved.”

The Little Wanderers shop was closed as a result and issued a statement to their customers.

They said: “Having spoken to the police it seems unlikely that any customers will be able to reach us today (Tuesday).

“We may therefore decide to close early.

“Please ring to check before travelling.”


A main road in Tonge Moor has been taped off for hours today, Tuesday, after a serious crash involving a HGV and a motorcyclist. Check our website for the full story

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Motorists were advised to use alternative routes, and to avoid the area.

Some vehicles, which appeared to be stuck on Tonge Moor Road were also assisted so they could leave the area.

Officers have said that this is being dealt with by the serious collision unit, and an update is expected.

Eyewitnesses reported that Tonge Moor Road was closed off from Tonge Moor UCAN Centre all the way into Bolton town centre.

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