Police hunt driver

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TRAFFIC police are trying to trace the driver of a car which failed to stop at the scene of a collision where a cyclist was seriously injured.

At about 6.25pm on Thursday 31 January 2013, the 56-year-old man was riding his bike on Plank Lane in Leigh.

A car which was overtaking was in collision with him. The cyclist fell to the floor but the motorist drove off.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment to a punctured lung and fractured rib. His injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

Sergeant Martyn Wright said: “This is a serious collision which could have resulted in more serious injuries.

“This bike had front and rear lights and the cyclist was wearing light colours so I am sure there were witnesses who would have seen him.

“I am asking that anyone who saw this collision please calls us.

“If the driver himself sees or hear this, I urge him to come forward before we get to him first.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7201.