Man dies after Manchester taxi collision

A man has died following a collision with a taxi in Longsight. At around 2.10am on Saturday 8 December a man in his 60s was on the southbound carriageway of Stockport Road when a black cab collided with him. The man was pronounced dead at the scene despite the best efforts of paramedics. The driver of the black cab – who is in his 70s - remained at the scene and spoke with police. No arrests have been made. The road was closed for several hours. Following enquiries, it was established the man who died had earlier been arrested on suspicion of committing a public order offence. He was released after being issued with a fixed penalty notice. As there had been previous police contact, the incident has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct in line with national protocol. Officers from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit continue to investigate the collision itself and are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time. Sergeant Jon McColl said: “We have spoken to several people who stopped at the scene and have also recovered dash-cam footage as part of this investigation. “Our thoughts continue to be with this man’s family and our support will be offered to them. “Whilst we continue with enquiries we are still keen to hear from anyone that may have seen a man in the road earlier or has any information about the collision.” Details can be passed by calling SCIU on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 262 of 8 December 2018.
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