Greater Manchester Police have launched a witness appeal after a cyclist was killed yesterday morning after becoming trapped underneath a lorry. The incident happened just after 9.30am at the junction of Hollyhedge Road and Southmoor Road in Baguley.
When police and other emergency services arrived, the 26-year-old male cyclist was unconscious but still alive, however he died at the scene, according to a statement from the force.
A man was on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention, and was taken into custody to be questioned.
Sergeant Adam Greenslade from Wythenshawe Road Policing Unit commented: “A young man has tragically died this morning in Baguley and we are appealing for anyone who saw this incident to call us so we can establish the exact circumstances surrounding his death.
“Please get in touch if you have any information that may assist with our investigation.”
Anyone who has information is requested to call the Road Policing Unit on 0161 856 6108 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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