A man died and three others suffered ‘life-threatening injuries’ after a car lost control and smashed into a bollard in Manchester, police have said. Emergency services were called to Chancellor Lane’s junction with Devonshire Street North and Higher Ardwick, in Ardwick, at around 7am on Sunday morning.
Greater Manchester Police said the car, understood to have been a grey hatchback, was travelling out of the city centre when it ‘lost control before colliding with a bollard’. The collision is understood to have happened near the railway bridges.
Four people – all men – were taken to hospital as a result. The force, however, confirmed a 26 year-old man later died as a result of his injuries. No other cars were involved and the man hasn’t been named.
Three others – aged 23, 24 and 29 – all suffered ‘life-threatening injuries’ and remained in hospital on Sunday, police added. In a statement, police said: “At around 7am this morning, GMP were called to reports of a road traffic collision on Chancellor Lane, Manchester. Within minutes, officers attended the scene, and it was established that a car travelling from the direction of the city centre lost control before colliding with a bollard with no other vehicles involved.
“Emergency services also attended and medically assessed the occupants of the vehicle at the scene. Four people were taken to hospital for treatment, but despite the best efforts of medics, a 26 year old male has sadly passed away as a result of his injuries. Three occupants aged 23, 24 and 29 years, have suffered life-threatening injuries.
“GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are now appealing for anyone who may have seen the accident during the early hours to get in touch to help with their investigation.
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