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Appeal after man falls from motorway bridge


Investigators are appealing for information after a man fell from a motorway bridge in Salford.

At around 11.30am today (Thursday 14 March 2019) officers were called to junction 2 of the M602 in Eccles at Gilda Brook.

A man in his 20s had fallen from a bridge over the eastbound carriageway and collided with a grey Renault Clio in the left hand lane.

Sadly, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver – a man in his 60s – stopped at the scene and has been helping officers with enquiries.

The motorway was shut for several hours.

Police Constable Suzanne Keenan, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a truly tragic incident where a man has sadly died as a result of injuries and is understandably distressing for all those who witnessed what happened this morning.

“Drivers did stop at the scene and have been helping us try to gain a clearer picture of what happened before and after the man fell.

“While their accounts have been extremely helpful, we’d still urge anyone who might not have spoken to us yet to please come forward.

“Dash-cam footage can be crucial to our investigation and we’d particularly appeal to drivers in the area at the time to check their footage.”

Anyone with any information should call SCIU on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 754 of 14 March 2019.

© Greater Manchester Police 2019