M66 crash in Bury: Woman, 38, dies and three children are injured as man charged and remanded in custody

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A 38-year-old woman has died and three children have been injured following a motorway crash in Bury.

A woman has died following a serious collision on the motorway in Greater Manchester in which three children were also injured. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are investigating and appealing for witnesses after two vehicles collided on the southbound carriageway of the M66 in Bury. The incident happened at about 3.10pm on Saturday (13 May).

A 38-year-old woman was taken to hospital fighting for her life and she died from her injuries on Monday (15 May). Three children were also taken to hospital. Police said two of them had been seriously hurt and one had sustained minor injuries.

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GMP said the woman’s family and loved ones are being supported by specialist officers and services as they grieve.

Police have now charged Adil Iqbal, a 22-year-old man from Hope Street in Accrington, with one count of causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.. He appeared before Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Monday (15 May) and has now been remanded in custody to appear in the dock again at a later date.

Greater Manchester Police are investigating a serious collision on the M66 in Bury. Photo: Getty ImagesGreater Manchester Police are investigating a serious collision on the M66 in Bury. Photo: Getty Images
Greater Manchester Police are investigating a serious collision on the M66 in Bury. Photo: Getty Images | Getty Images

Police have been asking for anyone who was travelling on the motorway on Saturday afternoon and might have seen what happened to come forward.

Sergeant Matt Waggett from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Firstly, I would like to thank the members of the public who selflessly helped at the scene and called 999, as well as those who assisted when police and emergency services arrived on scene.

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“I urge anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please come forward and share any footage, dashcam or mobile footage, with police. No matter how small you think it is, it could prove vital to our investigation.”

Information can be shared by calling GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2254 of the date 13/05/2023. A report can also be made online via the GMP website. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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