Shortly before 12.30am this morning, Friday 2 August 2019, police were called to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car at the junction of Moss Bank Way and Knott Lane.
Emergency services attended the scene and a 37-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries which are believed to be life-threatening.
Witnesses reported that shortly before the collision there was an altercation between the pedestrian and the driver of the car. A short time later, the car was seen to drive at speed and collide with the pedestrian, before it drove off from the scene leaving the victim critically injured on the road.
A silver Seat Leon car has since been recovered for forensic examination.
Detective Sergeant Tammy Woodhouse, of GMP’s Bolton district, said: “The victim remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries and my thoughts are with him and his family at this time.
“We are working to trace the driver and would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw a silver coloured Seat Leon in the area at the time, to get in touch immediately.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5757 quoting incident number 55 of 02/08/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111