Two men have died following a motorcycle crash involving a car in Wigan yesterday evening.

The two men, aged 21 and 56, were killed after the Suzuki GSR750 motorbike they were riding crashed into a Peugeot 408 at around 7.15pm on Saturday (April 13).

Both the passenger and the rider of the bike were knocked from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries.

Emergency services have confirmed that the 21-year-old man died at the scene. The 56-year-old man was taken to hospital but later died of his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, a 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He remains in custody for questioning.

PC Philip Drummond from our Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This is another extremely upsetting and tragic collision that has happened in recent days in Wigan and our thoughts remains with their loved ones.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and continuing at pace from last night and we are now appealing to the local community to come forward if they saw anything or have access to doorbell or dashcam CCTV to help us establish further the moments leading up to the collision.

“I’d like to thank residents in the area for their continued understanding and co-operation whilst we worked overnight and today at the scene along with other emergency services colleagues.

“Anyone with information or detail that may help us, I would encourage you to contact us direct on 0161 856 4741 or 101 quoting incident 2751 of 13/04/2024. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”