Man loses fight for life after collision

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A MAN who was seriously injured following a collision in Westhoughton has died.

Shortly before 9.10pm on Friday, police were called to Leigh Road following reports of a collision.

Officers attended and found that a Toyota Aygo had been in collision with a pedestrian, 65-year-old Maurice Isherwood from the local area.

Maurice was taken to hospital for treatment to a bleed to the brain, a fractured pelvis and a collapsed lung.

He sadly died from his injuries in the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

The driver was uninjured.

Witnesses are asked to call traffic police on 0161 856 4741.