Police rapid response car collides with another vehicle and then hits railing in Oldham - shocking footage

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Shops and houses nearby shook during the disturbing incident.

Sickening new footage shows the moment when a rapid response police car slams into a railing after colliding with another vehicle in Greater Manchester.

The disturbing head-on impact - which “shook” shops and houses - took place on Wednesday 19 October just after 4.30 pm in Oldham. The footage appears to show how the police car struck the metal barrier after bumping into a white hatchback vehicle, which then knocks it sideways at high speed.

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Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has been approached for comment about the incident, while residents nearby expressed their shock and horror at what happened.

What did people say about the incident?

Bethany Slater, 33, said her husband, who runs a nearby family grocery store, was the first on the scene of the horror crash, on Ashton Road, after hearing “a big bang”. And when he rushed over to help the trapped police officers, he had opened the door to find the driver with blood “all over his jacket”.

The police car heads towards the railing after colliding with the hatchback. Photo: SWNSThe police car heads towards the railing after colliding with the hatchback. Photo: SWNS
The police car heads towards the railing after colliding with the hatchback. Photo: SWNS | Bethany Slater / SWNS

The mum-of-one said: “It was just gone 4.30 pm, and the shop shook as it went through the railing. It was like a big bang. The camera shook, you can see it on the CCTV footage. My husband was in the shop at the time, and he was the first one out. He actually opened the driver’s door, and he had got blood all over his jacket. It wasn’t obvious if it had gone through him.

“A customer phoned the police, but it was minutes until they turned up. I live two streets away, and my husband rang me. And then I saw the helicopter overhead.”

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