A 46 year old taxi driver has died in hospital two days after being involved in a smash near to Salford Quays

His taxi, a grey Renault Megane,collided with a brown Audi A3 which was travelling southbound on Trafford Road.

The driver of the Audi A3 – a 22-year-old man – suffered minor injuries and is assisting police with their enquiries.

A third vehicle – a black Audi A5 – was also travelling southbound on Trafford Road when the incident occurred but failed to remain at the scene.

The driver – a 27-year-old man – was later arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation.

Officers are appealing to anyone with dash cam footage or who witnessed the collision to contact them as part of their ongoing enquiries.

Sergeant Andrew Page, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with the man who sadly passed away this weekend as a result of injuries sustained in this awful collision.

“We are working to ascertain the circumstances behind this incident and are appealing to any members of the public who may have been driving through the area at the time to come forward and assist our enquiries.

“This collision occurred at a busy time of morning and I’m confident there will be people out there who saw what happened or who have dash cam footage of the moments prior to the incident that can significantly help us with this investigation.”


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