A man is fighting for his life after a car he was driving hit an fuel tanker lorry in Trafford Park early this morning.

The man was driving a Vauxhall Meriva on Trafford Park Road when the accident happened around 6.00am

Emergency services attended and the driver of the Vauxhall – a 42-year-old man, has been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

The driver of the fuel tanker remained at the scene to speak with officers and no arrests have been made.

Trafford Park Road has been closed between Churchill Way and Tenax Circle whilst the vehicles are recovered and investigation work is carried out.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Police Constable Karl Horner, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We have specially trained officers supporting the man and his family in hospital and our thoughts are with them all as he receives treatment.

“The road remains closed whilst officers are at the scene so I would advise people to avoid the area where possible as the surrounding roads will be busier than usual.

“I would ask that anyone who witnessed this collision or has CCTV or dash-cam footage that could assist our enquiries to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 359 of 21/12/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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