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Police seek witnesses and dash cam footage following Winwick Road collision

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POLICE investigating a serious collision on Winwick Road yesterday involving an alleged drug driver who collided with a cyclist are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage.

The incident took place shortly after 6.30am on Thursday 21 May when police were called to reports of a collision on the A49 Winwick Road, between Cromwell Avenue and Junction 9 of the M62.
Officers attended the scene and discovered that the collision on the northbound carriageway, near to the Motormill car showroom, involved a BMW 1 Series and a cyclist.
The cyclist, a 43-year-old local man, had sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and was taken to Aintree University Hospital in an ambulance.
His current condition in hospital is described as stable.
The driver of the car, a 41-year-old local man, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drug driving, possession of a class A drug and causing serious injuries by dangerous driving.
He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
As part of their ongoing enquiries officers want to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision.

They also want to hear from anyone who has any dashcam footage which may aid their investigation.
Anyone with information or footage regarding the collision is asked to contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 709844, or visit https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report.

Cheshire Constabulary has referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) due to a previous occurrence that morning involving the BMW car.

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