Passenger killed as car fails to stop for police and smashes into parked vehicles

Another passenger in the car was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 3rd October 2022

A man has died after a car failed to stop for police and crashed into two parked vehicles in Bolton.

The man, who was in his 30s, was the front-seat passenger in the Nissan that was involved in the incident.

A woman in her 30s, also a passenger in the vehicle, has also been taken to hospital with serious injuries, which aren’t thought to be life-threatening.

The incident occurred on Lever Edge Lane in Bolton, shortly after 2am on Sunday 2 October.

The driver of the vehicle has been arrested for causing death by dangerous driving and remains in hospital with serious injuries.


It has now been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, in line with standard procedure.

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GMP are appealing for anyone with information to come forward, particularly dashcam footage of the collision.


A statement said: “Anyone with information or dashcam footage of the collision should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 8564741 quoting log number 0334 of 02/10/22.

“Information can also be reported online or by using the LiveChat function at If you can’t report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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