Saturday 19 January 2019

Third man arrested after BMW car ploughed into pedestrians in Manchester

Five people were taken to hospital after the crash
Five people were taken to hospital after the crash

Pat Hurst

A third man has been arrested after a woman was killed and several others injured when a BMW car ploughed into pedestrians at a car meet.

Police were called to Europa Way, in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, at 9.50pm on Thursday to reports a car had collided with a number of people.

Emergency services attended and seven people injured in the collision were taken to hospital.

A 20-year-old woman later died in hospital and five other people were treated for serious injuries.

The car failed to stop at the scene, but a blue BMW 330D believed to have been involved in the collision was found in the Salford area later that night.

On Saturday police arrested a 24-year-old man in the Swinton area of Salford, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He remains in custody for questioning.

A 21-year-old man who was arrested on Friday morning has been bailed pending further inquiries and a 26-year-old man arrested on Friday afternoon has been released under investigation.

Sergeant Brian Orr, of Greater Manchester Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "Our investigation into this tragic incident is continuing and earlier today we made a further arrest.

"That man remains in custody and will be questioned later today, however I would continue to urge any member of the public with information that can assist us to please come forward."

Information can be passed on to the Serious Collision Investigation Unit by calling 0161 856 4742 quoting incident number 2409 of 31/05/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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