Dashcam captures suspected stolen caravan in smash at Wigan road junction
A speeding truck which was towing a suspected stolen caravan was being followed by police minutes before it ploughed into a car.
Eye witnesses report that the vehicle, which jumped the lights at the Beech Hill Avenue/Gidlow Lane junction in Beech Hill at 10pm on Thursday, was being pursued by a police car with flashing blue lights.
The Ford ST2 Turbo which was crossing the junction hit the caravan side-on causing most of it to become detached from the trailer and smash into the traffic lights.
The car ended up on a grass verge while the truck drove off still towing a small portion of the caravan.
The driver of the car had to be taken to hospital in a friend's car after being told there would be a three hour delay for an ambulance. He has since been released but has been badly shaken by his ordeal .
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman confirmed that a collision had taken place, and asked that anyone with information ring police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.