Man left with serious injuries following Royton hit and run

A man has been seriously injured following a collision in Oldham.

Around 8pm on Sunday 27 October, police were called to Rochdale Road in Oldham to reports that a car had collided with a pedestrian and failed to stop.

Emergency services attended and a man in his 20s was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his head and legs.

The man remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Rochdale Road has now been re-opened and enquiries remain ongoing.

Police Sergeant Joseph Barron, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “The failure to stop by this motorist – after causing serious injury to a young man – is absolutely shocking behaviour and shows a complete lack of concern for the welfare of others..

“We are working to establish the circumstances that led to this collision, and I would like to make a direct plea to anyone who may have seen anything that can assist our enquiries.

“I’d ask any witnesses or anyone with any information, dash-cam or CCTV footage of the collision to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anybody with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2877 of 27/10/19.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

2 Replies to “Man left with serious injuries following Royton hit and run”

  1. Maybe its time to install a pelican crossing instead of a zebra crossing and then have a reduced speed zone and install some speed cameras too, I am not sure whether this chap was knocked over on the crossing or not, but, that particular stretch of road between the lights at the Railway Hotel and The Junction Inn needs to have some form of calming measure put in place, I think this is the second incident within a couple of weeks on this road, I personally have nearly been run over a number of times on this stretch of road, I wouldn’t mind but on each occasion I was using either the zebra crossing or the crossing further down, just past Tandle View Court.

    Likewise, the road that runs parallel to the main road, Rochdale/Sandy Lane, also needs to have some form of traffic calming measures installed, along with some additional or more adequate street lighting, the speed that people travel up this road ridiculous and given that the volume of traffic has increased because of the regeneration of the town centre, I fear it is only a matter of time before there is yet another very very serious accident, as we already know Brian Coxon was knocked down and killed on this road and not too long before there was somebody knocked down outside the Hope & Anchor.

    The entrance/exit to the Lidl car park could probably also do with reviewing, on one side of it the is traffic coming over the hill through the pelican crossing and the other way traffic coming round a blind bend, again this is another accident waiting to happen, maybe a controlled traffic light system could be introduced, one that could maybe incorporate the pelican crossing.

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