Hyde Road fatal collision: man dies and another seriously injured after incident in Gorton, Manchester

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A woman has also been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A man died and two others were injured following a horror road collision in Manchester in the early hours of the morning.

Police are investigating after a Range Rover crashed into a telephone mast on Hyde Road in Gorton early on Tuesday (12 July).

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A woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

What happened on Hyde Road in Gorton?

Police were called to reports that a blue Range Rover had struck a telephone mast on Hyde Road in east Manchester just before 2.50am on Tuesday (12 July).

The incident happened near the junction of Debdale Lane heading away from Manchester city centre.

Despite the best attempts of police officers and paramedics a 23-year-old man, who was believed to be the front seat passenger in the Range Rover, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Another man – thought to be the Range Rover’s driver – suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, and a second passenger in the 4x4 suffered minor injuries. Both remained in hospital on Tuesday morning.

Police described the death of the passenger as “devastating” and said specialist officers are already offering support to his grieving family.

What has happened with the police investigation and arrest?

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said on Tuesday that their enquiries carried out so far have suggested that a grey Audi A3 may also have been involved in the incident.

A 23-year-old woman, who is understood to be the driver of this second vehicle, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. She remained in custody for questioning on Tuesday.

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Police shut Hyde Road to investigate the fatal collision and it was still shut to traffic on Tuesday morning.

What have police said and can the public help?

GMP’s serious collision investigation unit (SCIU) is now appealing for anyone who may have seen the two cars driving in the Gorton area to get in touch to help the investigation.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have footage, including dashcam, mobile phone, CCTV or doorbell footage, from the area in the moments before the collision took place.

Sergeant Andrew Page from the SCIU at GMP, said: “My thoughts are with all those affected by this devastating incident – particularly the family of the man who sadly lost his life, and we are doing all we can to support them at this awful time.

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“We’re working to piece together the circumstances behind this incident and will be conducting a full and thorough investigation to ensure that no stone is left unturned to establish exactly what has happened here.

“While we have one woman in custody, we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area in the early hours – or who may have footage from around that time that could end up being crucial to this investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 367 of the date 12/07/22.

Alternatively, details can be passed via the LiveChat function on the GMP website here or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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