Elderly couple seriously injured in Stalybridge crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly couple were seriously injured in a collision in Stalybridge on Tuesday.

Shortly after 12:20pm on Tuesday (3 September), officers were called to reports of a collision between a red Hyundai Amica and a silver Audi A3, at the junction of Astley Road and Stamford Street.

The driver and front seat passenger of the Hyundai, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 80s, were taken to hospital where their conditions are described as serious but stable.

The driver of the Audi, a man in his 50s, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

PC Paul Joynson, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “The elderly couple have very serious injuries and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, saw either of the two vehicles before the incident or has dash-cam footage which may help our enquiries to get in touch.”     

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 1174 of 03/09/19.

Information can also be passed on anonymously, by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson told the Reporter on Tuesday: “At 12:21pm on 3 September, two fire engines from Stalybridge and Ashton-under-Lyne and the Technical Response Unit from Ashton-under-Lyne attended a road traffic collision involving two vehicles at Stamford Street in Stalybridge.

“One casualty was extricated from a vehicle by fire service personnel. There were two casualties involved and the fire service remained at the scene for one hour.”

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