A motorbike rider has died after a crash near Simister Island yesterday afternoon, Tuesday.

Police were called to junction 18 of the M60, which meets the M62, at around 2.50pm after reports a motorcyclist lost control of his bike.

The incident happened as it entered the eastbound slip road of the M62.

The rider - a man in his 60s - was taken to hospital but died.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to contact the force.

A GMP spokesman said: "At around 2.50pm on Tuesday 21 June 2022, we received a report of a collision at junction 18 of the M60 and M62.

Enquiries have established that the rider of a Yamaha motorcycle lost control of the vehicle as it entered the eastbound slip road of the M62.

"The rider, a man in his 60s, was taken to hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead. His next of kin has been informed.

"Anyone with information or dashcam footage showing the motorcycle in the lead up to the collision should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit via 0161 856 4741 quoting 1913 of June 21.

Yesterday, North West Ambulance Service confirmed ia crew responded to a road traffic collision involving a motorbike.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service confirmed that one man had been taken to hospital after recieving a 999 call at 2.45pm. 

National Highways alerted motorists that a "serious incident" had occured on the M62 at J18, Simister Island. 

The access slip road to the M62 Eastbound was closed until 7.30pm last night to allow time for the investigation to take place.