A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a collision with a car.

Emergency services were called to Riley Lane, Haigh, on the border with Blackrod, following a collision involving a motorbike and a VW Golf.

An air ambulance, ambulance and several police vehicles were called to the scene at about 2.30pm today.

A police spokesman said: "Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the motorcyclist - a man in his 30s - was sadly pronounced dead at the scene."

The family of the motorcyclist has been contacted by police.

Residents have shared on social media how they tried to help the man following the crash.

A police investigation has been launched but no arrests have been made at this time.

Officers said that the driver of the Golf remained at the scene to speak with them.

A police statement read: "There are currently road closures in place in Toddington Lane, as well as at the junction of Riley Lane and Meadowpit Lane and we would advise that people avoid the area where possible.

"No arrests have been made and our enquiries are ongoing.

"Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen either vehicle in the area at the time of the collision and are also keen to speak to anyone with dashcam footage."

Transport for Greater Manchester has tweeted about the incident.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1231 of April 14, 2019. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.