Motorcyclist dies in Oldham crash

A motorcyclist died after a crash in Oldham on Tuesday evening.

The crash happened on Higginshaw Road at around 7.15pm. 

The man riding the motorbike was taken to the Royal Oldham Hospital but later died, police said.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

Greater Manchester Police are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage to get in touch with them. 

A GMP statement, released late on Tuesday night, said: "Shortly after 7.15pm on Tuesday 1 October 2019, police were called to reports of a collision on Higginshaw Road, Oldham involving a motorbike. 

"The man riding the motorbike was taken to Royal Oldham Hospital but was sadly later pronounced dead. 

"No arrests have been made in connection with the incident." 

Anyone with information or dash cam footage showing the motorbike or the collision should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2659 of 01/10/2019.

Alternatively information can be passed on via independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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