Girl, 16, in critical condition after crash

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News story
  • Teenage girl aged 16 taken from wreck on spinal board
  • Seventeen-year-old driver arrested on suspicion of drink driving
  • Independent Police Complaints Commission called in to investigate

A TEENAGE girl is fighting for her life after being found unconscious at the scene of a road accident.

Emergency services were called to Warrington Road in Lower Ince at around 3.45am on Saturday after a silver BMW crashed into a wall.

When we got there one girl was sat at the side of the road being treated by a trauma tech and the other girl was quite poorly. We helped the paramedics to get her on a spinal board and trolley

Watch manager Isaac Olurankinse

Paramedics treated two of the passengers at the scene and one woman who was unconscious had to be rescued from the damaged vehicle.

A 16-year-old girl was placed on a spinal board before being taken to hospital.

Her condition is described as critical.

The 17-year-old driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

A third passenger left the area before the emergency services arrived.

The car, which was written off in the incident, demolished a section of wall to the left of a gate pillar, with bricks ending up around 20 metres from where the vehicle came to a halt.

Sgt Mark Thomas from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or the car in the lead up to the collision to contact police to help with our enquiries.”

A referral has been made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) due to earlier police contact.

Watch manager Isaac Olurankinse from Hindley fire station said: “When we got there one girl was sat at the side of the road being treated by a trauma tech and the other girl was quite poorly. We helped the paramedics to get her on a spinal board and trolley.

“The car was quite badly damaged, all the windows had smashed and the airbags had gone off.

“It had hit the wall in front of a house to one side of the gate pillar.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741.