Two people have been arrested after a car they were driving was chased by police and hit two pedestrians leaving one in a serious condition in hospital yesterday lunchtime.

Police report that a Vauxhall saloon car, possibly a Vectra, passed an unmarked car at high speed, failing to stop at the red traffic light signals at the A6 Buxton Road at the junction of Nangreave Road in Stockport.

As the police car turned to follow the Vauxhall he was forced to stop as another car, a Renault Clio, also passed at high speed again, again failing to stop at the red traffic light signals.

The officer activated the sirens and lights on the unmarked car and attempted to pursue both vehicles, which at that point, were ahead at a distance.

The Vauxhall failed to stop at another red traffic light signal, travelling towards towards Buxton and the Renault Clio continued to travel at speed before colliding with a traffic light post and a man and a woman, in their 50s. They were taken to hospital with multiple injuries where the woman remains in a serious condition.

Two men aged 20 and 21 were arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving and both remain in custody for questioning.

The A6 was closed for a number of hours but is now fully reopened.

Due to the police involvement, a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Police Constable Pete Cunningham of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “At this time, the Vauxhall is still outstanding and our enquiries to trace it and the occupants are ongoing but we need people who witnessed either both cars before the collision or afterwards to call us.

“Sadly, a couple remain in hospital as a result of the collision and are receiving treatment for their injuries.

“At the time of the collision, there would have been a number of other motorists on the road and pedestrians in the area who may have vital information to help us locate the outstanding car and those responsible for the events yesterday daytime.”

Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 888 of 16/07/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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