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Police appeal: man, 81, critical after being hit by car

Where the incident happened Photo: Google Maps

Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision that has left a man in a critical condition in Horwich.

At about 2.05pm yesterday - Sunday 4 December 4 - an 82-year-old man was crossing Green Lane, near to the junction with Carr Road, when a white Ford Focus car collided with him.

The man was taken to hospital with a life-threatening head injury and remains in a critical condition.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw the collision or saw the Ford Focus shortly beforehand, to get in touch.

PC Peter Cunningham of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said:

Sadly, a man is in hospital in a critical condition and my thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

I would appeal to anyone who saw the collision, or has dash-cam footage, to get in touch with police, so we can piece together exactly what happened.

– PC Peter Cunningham
  • Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.