Investigation launched after two men die in Oldham collision

An investigation has been launched after two men died following a collision in Oldham earlier yesterday.

Shortly before 11am on Friday 15 April, we were alerted to a serious incident in the Royton area of the town involving a grey Ford Kuga and yellow Suzuki off-road motorbike on High Barn Street near the junction of Cardigan Street.

Despite the best efforts of first responders, the rider and pillion passenger of the motorbike – men aged 20 and 21 respectively – suffered critical injuries and sadly died at the scene.

We have informed their families and our specialist officers are working to support them at this devastating time.

The driver of the Ford remained at the scene and is assisting our Serious Collision Investigation Unit with their enquiries.

No arrests have been made and anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have been driving through the area and has dash-cam footage is urged to contact us.

Sergeant Phil Shaw, of our Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “My thoughts go out to the families of the two young men who have tragically lost their lives today after this awful incident.

“We are doing what we can to understand how this collision came to be to ensure that the families of both victims are given the answers they need, and our specialist officers are offering them support at this devastating time.

“If you were in the area shortly before 11am and have dash-cam footage, or may have seen the vehicles involved in this collision, then I urge you to contact us so we can piece together as much information we can to establish the circumstances of this morning’s events.”

Anyone with information should call us on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 1045 of 15/04/2022.

Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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