A pedestrian is in hospital with serious injuries after a rush hour collision in the town centre.

The 64-year-old was crossing the road at Derby Road just after 5pm yesterday when the incident happened.

The driver was arrested.

Derby Road was shut for a number of hours following the collision.

Now police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage to aid their investigation into the 'serious injury collision'

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "At around 5.08pm on Derby Road, a pedestrian collided with a car while trying to cross the carriageway.

"The male pedestrian, aged 64, was taken to Salford Royal Hospital for treatment on his injuries, which are not immediately life-threatening or life-changing.

"The driver of the car, a 44-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury. He was released under investigation last night.

"Officers are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or has dash cam or CCTV, to come forward and assist their investigation.

"Information can be shared by calling 0161 856 4741, quoting log number 2733 of 26/01/2024.

"You can also report information to GMP's website using the ‘tell us about’ tool: www.gmp.police.uk

"Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers - anonymously – on 0800 555 111."