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Police appeal for witnesses after 16-year-old dies in ‘serious collision’ in Tameside

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 17th October 2022

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has issued a public appeal after a teenager died in a road traffic collision in Tameside over the weekend.

Officers are appealing for witnesses and asking the public to come forward with any relevant information or dashcam footage after it was confirmed that a 16-year-old male sadly lost his life in a “serious collision” this past Saturday.

Police were called to reports of a road traffic collision on Droylsden Road as it approached North Drive at around 8pm on Saturday 15 October.

The vehicle was confirmed to have collided with a lamp post.

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Emergency services attended the scene of the incident in what is described as “a busy area” of Audenshaw, but despite the best attempts of officers and paramedics, GMP confirmed that a passenger of the vehicle – a 16-year-old male – suffered “fatal injuries”.

He was sadly pronounced dead a short time later, while two others suffered minor and serious injuries.

The 18-year-old driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene and remains in custody for questioning after treatment to his injuries.

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Specialist officers are said to be supporting the family of the 16-year-old victim at this “devastating time”, GMP revealed.

GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are now appealing for anyone who may have seen the car – which is described as a white Vauxhall Corsa – driving through Audenshaw, or who may have been a witness to the collision itself, to get in touch and help aid the ongoing investigations.

The junction of Droylsden Road and North Drive in Audenshaw, where the collision occurred / Credit: Google Maps

Officers say they are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have footage from the area in the moments before the collision took place – including dashcam footage, mobile phone video, or CCTV/doorbell footage.

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Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 3004 of 15/10/22, or alternatively, details can be passed via the LiveChat function here.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555 111.

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