Man on off-road bike hit by a bus

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A man has suffered serious injuries after being hit by a bus.

Police were called to Astley Street, Tyldesley, at the junction with the bus station to a report of a collision shortly before 3.25pm yesterday, Monday.

Officers attended and discovered that an off-road bike had been in a collision with a bus.

The rider of the bike, a 30-year-old man, was taken to hospital where he is being treated for numerous fractures and a partially collapsed lung.

The driver of the bus was uninjured.

An investigation into the collision has been launched and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.