A 24-year-old motorcyclist has died after a crash between a lorry and a motorbike. 

The crash took place at around 12.20pm today, Tuesday, November 21, on Tonge Moor Road in Bolton

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers attended the scene. Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the man was pronounced dead on scene after suffering 'fatal injuries'. 

A GMP spokesperson said: "At around 12:20pm this afternoon, Tuesday, November 21, officers were called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a HGV and a motorbike on Tonge Moor Road in Bolton.

"Officers attended the scene and despite the best efforts of the emergency services and the public, a 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering fatal injuries.

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"GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward. 

"They are also keen to speak to anyone who may have any footage, including dashcam, mobile phone footage from the area in the moments leading up to the collision."

He added: "Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number of 1526 of 21/11/2023. 

"Alternatively, details can be shared on our LiveChat function on our website, www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111." 

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Tonge Moor Road and several surrounding streets were cordoned off by police throughout the afternoon, with a cordon around the scene still remaining in place.  

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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.”