Man killed in horror motorbike crash on major road

-Credit: (Image: ASM)
-Credit: (Image: ASM)

A man has died after a motorbike crash in Salford.The incident happened on Albion Way yesterday evening (Saturday).

Emergency services were called to the scene on Albion Way, Salford, between Liverpool Road and Salford Crescent at around 6.10pm yesterday.

Officers said the crash involved a Green Kawasaki motorcycle that had been travelling in tandem with another motorcycle in the direction of Salford Crescent before apparently colliding with the central reservation.

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A 60-year-old man sustained significant injuries and sadly died at the scene.

A man, aged 38, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in custody for questioning.

Pictures from the scene showed a motorcycle in the carriageway and a police tent. The road was closed last night while police investigated.

Officers from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are appealing for witnesses to the crash or anybody with footage of the incident to come forward.

Sergeant Matthew Waggett, from GMP’s SCIU, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man who sadly lost his life in this collision. We also thank those who stopped at the scene to help and provide care to the victim.

“The investigation is in the very early stages and whilst we seek to understand the exact cause of the collision, we ask that anybody who saw the incident or may have captured the motorcycles in the locality around this time to come forward and help us understand what occurred.”

Anyone with any information, CCTV, or dashcam footage is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting log number 2586 of yesterday’s date (22/6/24).

Information can also be shared using the LiveChat function on the GMP website:

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.