Man dies after fatal collision on Chorley Road, Bolton

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Officers are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a man sadly lost his life. Two others suffered minor injuries.

Police were called at around 10:25pm on Friday 12 August 2022 to a serious collision on Chorley Road, Bolton near to the junction with Grimeford Lane.

Emergency services attended the scene and despite the best attempts of attending officers and paramedics the driver of the Seat Leon, a 38-year-old man, sadly was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering fatal injuries with the two occupants of the BMW X5 sustaining minor injuries. At this moment in time no arrests have been made.

Specialist officers have been deployed to support his family at this devastating time.

GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are now appealing for anyone who may have seen the two cars driving in the Blackrod area to get in touch to help their investigation.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have footage, including dashcam, mobile phone or CCTV footage from the area in the moments before the collision took place.

PC Becky Hall, of the SCIU, said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with all those affected by this devastating incident – particularly the family of the man who sadly lost his life, and we are doing all we can to support them at this awful time.

“We’re working to piece together the circumstances behind this incident and will be conducting a full and thorough investigation to ensure that no stone is left unturned to establish exactly what has happened here.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area on Friday evening – or who may have footage from around that time that could end up being crucial to this investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 3848 of 12/08/22.

Alternatively, details can be passed via our LiveChat function at or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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