A cyclist in his 40s has died after an accident with a HGV.

Just before 4pm on Thursday, May 16, a fatal road crash occurred on Cromwell Road, Salford between a cyclist and a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) at the junction of Langley Road South.

From initial enquiries, Police believe that a HGV was travelling northeast on A576 Cromwell Road in Salford towards the junction with Langley Road South and the victim, a cyclist, was travelling in the same direction behind the HGV.

As the HGV, approached the junction of Cromwell Road and Langley Road South the HGV turns left onto Langley Road South and at the same time the cyclist continued to travel straight on and a collision occurred.

A spokesman for police said: "Emergency services attended and sadly the cyclist, a man in his 40s, died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

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"A 39-year old man was arrested at the scene of the collision on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

"He has since been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

"We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

"If you have any CCTV footage, including dashcam, mobile phone footage from the area in the moments leading up to the collision we would like to hear from you. It may be crucial to our enquiries."

Anyone with any information or footage is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number of 2364 of 16/05/2024 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.