Man dies after road accident

A MAN has died following an early hours collision with a taxiin Leigh.

Police were called to Kirkhall Lane in the town at about 12.30am on Saturday following reports of a collision between a Citreon Zara Picasso taxi and a 41-year-old pedestrian.

A private ambulance was passing at the time of the collision and took the man to the Wigan Royal Albert Infirmary for treatment for injuries to his head and body.

He died about an hour later in hospital.

The taxi driver, who was uninjured, remained at the scene.

Police are appealing to anyone who has information or who witnessed the collision to speak to the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4742 or 0161 867 4745.