Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision in Oldham

GMP logoA MAN has been charged after a man died in a collision in Oldham. 

Stephen Wilson (1/2/71), of Brideoak Street, Oldham, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, drink driving, and driving while uninsured.

He appeared at Tameside Magistrates Court this afternoon where he was remanded to appear before Minshull Street Crown Court on 22 April 2017.

Around 2.10pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017 police were called to Greenacres Road to reports of a collision where a blue Porsche Boxster had collided with a lamp post.

A 42-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and sadly died.


 

POLICE ARE appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man has died following a collision in Oldham.

At around 2.10pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017 police were called to Greenacres Road to reports that a blue Porsche Boxster had collided with a lamp post.

A 42-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and sadly died.

A 46-year-old man fled the scene but was soon traced by police who arrested him on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in police custody for questioning.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Brian Orr, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a tragic set of circumstances that has taken a man’s life.”

“Our thoughts are with his family and we have specialist officers working with them at this traumatic time.”

“This happened on a busy road in the middle of the day when people would have been around and may have seen something.”

“I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time to please contact us. We would also like to speak to anyone who has dash cam footage of the collision.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 1056 of 22/03/17, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 

 

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