A ROAD in Royton closed for several hours on Good Friday after a crash between a car and a motorbike.
All emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to High Barn Street at around 11am.
The road was closed between the junction with Oldham Road and the roundabout with Edge Lane Street and Milton Street, with a police cordon in place for the remainder of the morning and throughout the afternoon.
A screen was used to cover the crash scene, although it was later removed to reveal a motorcycle to the side and other debris strewn across the road.
A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: ‘We have received a report of a road traffic accident involving a motorcycle and a car on High Barn Street in Royton.
“A Chadderton fire engine and Leigh Technical Response Unit attended the scene, where firefighters worked alongside colleagues from Greater Manchester Police and the North West Ambulance Service. ”
Cllr Amanda Chadderton, Ward Councilor and Deputy Leader of Oldham Council, tweeted: ‘There has been a serious accident near the center of Royton, emergency services are all on scene asking people to avoid the area.
“I am thinking of those affected by this and their families.”
As emergency services began to disperse around 3 p.m., a lone police officer was left at the crash scene to make observations and take photos.
Meanwhile, at the edge of the police cordon, a crowd of onlookers gathered outside The Railway pub, some of them in tears.
As of this writing, High Barn Street remains closed and the condition of those involved in the accident is unconfirmed.
The Oldham Times has asked Greater Manchester Police and the North West Ambulance Service for comment.