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Man, 76, dies falling from motorway bridge into traffic

An elderly man has died after he fell from a motorway bridge into moving traffic in Greater Manchester.

One vehicle avoided the 76-year-old by swerving onto the hard shoulder, but he was hit by a transit van travelling behind on the M67 in Denton.

The man fell onto the carriageway of the M67 from the bridge on Seymour Street, Denton. Credit: Google Street View

“We are in the early stages of our investigation and are trying to establish the full circumstances of what happened leading up to the man’s death," said Chief Inspector Rachel Buckle from Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit.