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Pedestrian escapes with cuts and broken nose after collision
A NORTHWICH man suffered cuts to his head and a broken nose after he tried to cross a busy road in rush hour traffic.
The 49-year-old pedestrian, whose name has not been released, was involved in a collision with a motorcyclist on Chesterway on Thursday, July 28.
About six police cars and an ambulance were called to Chesterway at 5.17pm and closed the road between Middlewich Road and Venables Road for four hours, while emergency services worked at the scene.
Both the rider of the motorcyclist and the pedestrian were taken to Leighton Hospital, in Crewe, for treatment.
The male motorcyclist suffered a broken foot and the pedestrian had both cuts to his head which needed stitches, as well as a broken nose.
A 36-year-old Northwich motorist, who witnessed the incident, said the pedestrian looked like ‘a rabbit caught in headlights’ and was frozen to the spot, as he saw the vehicle heading towards him.
“I was just shocked, I couldn’t believe what I had seen,” he said.
“The pedestrian had it full on, he had almost made it to the middle of the road, but the crash was full impact.
“I slowed down because if i’d carried on, I would have been involved in the accident too.
“They were all lying on the ground in front of me.”
He added: “I was shocked the way it had happened - you always think it is going to be a near miss but you don’t think the guy is actually going to be hit.
“He was just making murmuring noises with his leg shaking about.”
A police spokesperson said that the rider of the motorbike, a 24-year-old man from Manchester, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving but de-arrested due to his injuries.
Police are still investigating the incident.
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