Police appeal to public as private hire driver dies two days after serious road collision in Salford

Police in Manchester are appealing for help after a private hire driver has died two days after a serious road traffic collision in Salford.

The collision happened at around 9am on Thursday 10 September. A grey Renault Megane private hire vehicle was travelling northbound on Trafford Road before turning right onto Phoebe Street.

The minicab collided with a brown Audi A3 which was travelling southbound on Trafford Road.

The driver of the private hire car, a 46-year-old man, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, where he sadly died on Saturday 12 September.

The driver of the Audi A3, a 22-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and is assisting police with their enquiries.

A third vehicle, a black Audi A5, was also travelling southbound on Trafford Road when the incident occurred but failed to remain at the scene. The driver, a 27-year-old man, was later arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation.

Greater Manchester Police officers are appealing to anyone with dashcam footage or who witnessed the collision to contact them as part of their ongoing enquiries.

Sergeant Andrew Page, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with the man who sadly passed away this weekend as a result of injuries sustained in this awful collision.

“We are working to ascertain the circumstances behind this incident and are appealing to any members of the public who may have been driving through the area at the time to come forward and assist our enquiries.

 “This collision occurred at a busy time of morning and I’m confident there will be people out there who saw what happened or who have dash cam footage of the moments prior to the incident that can significantly help us with this investigation.”

Anyone with any information or dashcam footage should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 680 of 10/09/2020. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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