A man who was seriously injured in a car crash in Oldham earlier this month has died police have announced this morning.

The 42-year-old driver of a Toyota Avensis was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries after being hit by a silver Ford Focus on Higginshaw Lane in Royton.

The four men inside the silver Ford Focus got out of the car and fled the scene.

Three other people who were also travelling in the Toyota were taken to hospital with serious injuries. They still remain in hospital and are recovering from their injuries.

Three men have been arrested in connection with this collision. Two men – aged 26 and 36 – were arrested the following on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A week later a29-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The 26-year-old has since been released with no further action whilst the 36-year-old was release under investigation and the 29-year-old was bailed pending further enquiries.

Enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

Police Constable Paul Joynson of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was a terrible and tragic incident which has sadly resulted in a man losing his life and his family and friends losing a loved one. We’re doing everything we can to support them at this devastating time and our thoughts remain with them.

“Officers are working strenuously to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information regarding the four men that fled the scene to get in touch as soon as possible.

“If you have any dash-cam or CCTV footage that could assist with our enquiries then I would urge you to get in touch with our team as footage could prove vital in our search for more evidence.”




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