Man dies after horror crash at junction of M60 and M62 Simister Islands

A motorcyclist has died after “losing control” of his bike on a freeway ramp.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident at Junction 18 of the M62 yesterday afternoon (Tuesday), where the road joins the M60. Officers discovered the driver of a Yamaha motorbike had lost control as he drove down the eastbound slip road of the M62, police said.

The biker – a man in his 60s – was rushed to hospital from the scene. He was tragically pronounced dead a short time later.

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Greater Manchester Police said his next of kin had been informed. Crash investigators are now appealing for all witnesses to the crash – which happened around 2.50pm – to come forward.

In a statement, a GMP spokesperson said: “At approximately 2.50pm on Tuesday 21st June 2022 we received a report of a collision at Junction 18 of the M60 and M62. Inquiries have established that the driver of a Yamaha motorbike lost control of the vehicle as it entered the eastbound slip road of the M62.

“The biker, a man in his 60s, was taken to hospital where he was unfortunately pronounced dead. His next of kin have been informed.

“Anyone with information or dash cam footage showing the motorcycle before the collision should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit via 0161 856 4741 quoting 1913 21/05/22.”

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