Man bailed following fatal M60 collision

A MAN arrested following a fatal collision on the M60 has been bailed.

The M60 was closed for several hours on Friday February 28 following a fatal collision in which an 8-year-old boy diedPolice and emergency services responded at around 2pm on Friday 28 February 2020 following a two vehicle RTC on the M60.

A silver BMW was in collision with a stationary highways maintenance vehicle which was on the hard shoulder on the clockwise carriageway close to Junction 23, Audenshaw.

Two boys aged six and eight travelling in the BMW were taken to hospital.

Sadly, the 8-year-old boy was pronounced dead a short time later.

The six-year-old boy has since been released from hospital.

A woman in the stationary highways maintenance vehicle received minor injuries.

The driver of the BMW, a man in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving/drug driving and driving without insurance.

He has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Sergeant Matthew Picton of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “We continue to investigate the circumstances of this dreadful incident, in which a young boy very sadly lost his life.

“We are pleased that the other child’s injuries were not as serious as first thought and he has been released from hospital.

“Our thoughts remain with those affected by this terrible incident.

“We continue to appeal for information following the collision and we’d ask that anyone with information get in touch with our officers.”

Contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 1591 of 28/02/2020 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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