Hit and run motorist who left Chorley taxi driver for dead identified and brought in for questioning

Updated: Dec 21, 2019

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that a motorist who was involved in a hit-and-run collision, which has left a taxi driver hospitalised over the festive period, has been identified.

The driver of the offending vehicle involved in the collision on Preston Rd in the early hours of Sunday 15 December was traced and brought into the Roads Policing Unit at Eccles to be interviewed under caution.

A spokesperson for Chorley District Traffic and Travel, said: "The investigation still needs the T's crossing and I's dotting but it shouldn't be too long before the incident is put to the Crown Prosecution Service.

"A decision over a suitable offence or charge should be expected in the late new year."

Taxi driver, Mr Ulhaq, has been visited in hospital and is 'understandably in a great amount of pain and discomfort' after suffering multiple broken bones during the collision where firefighters had to cut him free from his vehicle.

He will remain in hospital until the new year with recovery expected to take between 8-12months with further surgery most likely.

Whether his recovery will be full and complete is yet to be seen.

Image credit: Greater Manchester Police Traffic

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