NEW YEAR’S DAY has been hit with tragedy as a 59-year-old man has sadly died and five others have been seriously injured in a collision between two vehicles in Manchester, England.
Emergency services were called to a severe car crash involving a Skoda Octavia and a Mercedes in Fallowfield at approximately 3.35am this morning (December 31).
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police has now confirmed that a man died following the incident on Yew Tree Road, stating that five men had also been taken to hospital with “serious” injuries and that one remains in a critical condition.
Responding to the fatal incident, Inspector Danny Byrne, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:
“This is a tragic incident in which one man died and five others were injured on what should have been a night of celebration – our thoughts are with them and their loved ones as our investigation continues.
“I would like to use this opportunity to ask anyone with information or dashcam footage to contact us as soon as possible.
“We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who saw the black Mercedes in the area prior to this collision.”
As Euro Weekly News understands, as the crash was called in by an eye-witness, fire engines, police vehicles and a number of ambulances raced to the scene. Members of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service also said that people were left trapped inside the vehicles and fire crews had to use cutting equipment to release them.
As of today (January 1), the road remains sealed off in both directions with police vehicles keeping guard at the cordon. Anyone with any information in the UK about this incident is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting 1137 1/1/20.