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Drug-drive arrest as cyclist hurt in Ashton-under-Lyne

Google image of Park Parade's junction with Scotland Street Image copyright Google
Image caption The junction where the incident happened in Ashton-under-Lyne

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after a crash left a cyclist with life-threatening head injuries in Ashton-under-Lyne.

The collision which involved a black Ford Fiesta occurred near the junction of Park Parade and Scotland Street at about 06:45 BST on Tuesday.

The male cyclist, whose age is unknown, is being treated in hospital.

A 22-year-old man arrested at the scene has been released as investigations continue.

PC John Harrison-Gough said: "Although the collision happened early in the morning, we believe there may be a number of witnesses who might possibly hold key information."

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