Teenager fights for life and four others in hospital after horror accident

A teenager is fighting for his life after a ‘tragic’ horror accident in Crumpsall.

Police said the man, who was in his “late teens”, was driving a Seat Ibiza, which collided with a Skoda Octavia around 10.15pm last night (Friday).

He was rushed to hospital and is described as being in a critical condition after suffering serious injuries.

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The driver of the Skoda and three passengers are also in hospital.

The GMP said no arrests have been made and an investigation is underway.

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Waterloo Street was cordoned off from Celia Street to Brightside Road last night as emergency services worked on the scene.

Detective Marie Eldred, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a tragic incident and we are following all lines of investigation to determine the circumstances leading up to the collision.

“We hope there are people who can have information about this collision who can help with our investigation.

“We are particularly eager to speak with people who may have dashcam or CCTV footage of the vehicles involved in the prelude or directly after the incident.”

Firefighters cut three people out of the wreckage in the wake of the collision.

“At 10.17pm, firefighters from Blackley and Philips Park’s fire stations and the technical unit from Ashton were deployed to a traffic collision on Waterloo Street in Crumpsall, Manchester,” a spokesman for the fire department said last night.

“The incident involved two vehicles and five injured people.

“Three people were trapped and in need of fire.

“All three people have now been rescued by firefighters who worked closely with colleagues from the Northwest Ambulance Service to protect the people involved.”

Anyone with information should call the police on 0161 856 4741, stating incident number 3104 of 29/10/21, or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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