Woman dies in Manchester horror crash as other driver in hospital
A WOMAN has died following a car crash on the Manchester Airport relief road.
The tragic incident happened around 2.35 am today, with the two drivers, a 28-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man rushed to hospital.
The woman died earlier today in hospital.
The 41-year-old male remains in hospital in a serious condition.
The A555 Woodford Road was closed following the crash but has now re-opened.
Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward, and say no-one has been arrested.
Police Constable Suzanne Keenan of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This tragic incident sadly cost the life of a young woman and has left a man with serious injuries.
“Our thoughts are with both of their families during this devastating time.
“Our officers are working strenuously to find out what led to this collision and are asking anyone with dash cam or CCTV footage of the collision and anyone who may have seen the VW Polo in the moments prior to the incident to contact police as soon as possible.
“If you were on Woodford Road and saw the collision or were there in the moments after the incident please do not hesitate to speak with our officers.”
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service confirmed firefighters cut two casualties from one of the vehicles.
They were then taken to hospital via ambulance.
A photograph shows one of the crashed vehicles on the central reservation.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called at about 2.40am.
“Fire engines from Cheadle, Wilmslow and a technical response unit from Ashton attended an RTC on the A555 in Stockport.
“Cutting equipment and hose reel was used at the scene.
“Two people were removed from a vehicle and taken to hospital by the North West Ambulance Service.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 384 of 19/01/2020, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.