A person has been airlifted to hospital after a crash on a road in Bolton.

An air ambulance was scrambled to Aldercroft Avenue in Breightmet just before 4pm on Wednesday after a crash involving a motorbike and car.

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A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said they were called to the incident at 3.53pm where advanced paramedics and a critical care team in an air ambulance were called.

A patient was taken to hospital suffering leg and head injuries.

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Aldercroft Avenue was cordoned off by police while investigations take place and an officer on the scene said the road could be closed for few hours. 

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Eyewitnesses said that they heard a helicopter above which landed on a field nearby, and believe that a boy was knocked down however police are yet to confirm this.

Greater Manchester Police haven’t commented on the incident.