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Police appeal after van driver left fighting for his life

Police have appealed for a van driver to come forward after a collision in Manchester that has left a cyclist fighting for his life.

The 57-year-old cyclist came off his silver mountain bike in Levenshulme and landed on a parked car at about 2pm yesterday.

A large white van was travelling directly behind him in Stockport Road, heading to Longsight, at the time of the incident opposite Crowcroft Park.

The cyclist received treatment at the scene from paramedics before he was taken to hospital, where his injuries worsened and he is in a critical condition.

Police have launched an investigation to establish how the man came off his bike and have appealed for the van driver to come forward to help with their inquiries.

"It's not clear how the cyclist came off his bike but it happened on a busy road and people driving on the A6 at this time, or who were in the park opposite, may have seen something that could help with our inquiries."

– Pc Nigel Hyde of Greater Manchester Police's specialist operations road policing unit

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Cyclist who died in traffic collision on Tuesday is named

A cyclist who died following a road traffic collision on Warrington Road in Bold Heath, near the Merseyside border with Cheshire, has been named as Terry Brown, aged 47, from Great Sankey in Warrington

He died in hospital in Liverpool last night. He was found with serious head injuries in Warrington Road at 6.40am on Tuesday morning by a passing motorist.

A 38-year-old man from Warrington who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving remains in police custody.

Woman critical after crash

A cyclist is critically ill after a crash on the East Lancs (A580) in Greater Manchester earlier this morning.

At around 7.45am police were called following a report a car and a cyclist had collided.

Officers found that a 35-year-old woman suffered several injuries including a serious head injury.

She was taken to Salford Royal Hospital for treatment where she remains in a critical condition.

Police Constable Stephen Dunning said: “If anyone witnessed this morning’s incident on the A580 that has left a 35-year-old woman seriously ill in hospital, then please get in touch with us.

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