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Two officers hurt after collision with suspected drink or drug driver in Salford

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Two officers hurt after a collision with a suspected drink and drug driver have been rushed to the hospital.

Officers are now appealing witnesses to come forward following a collision involving the police car and a black Mercedes C200.

The collision happened just before 3.30am on Thursday 10th November 2016 when a marked police car travelling on Liverpool Road in Salford was involved in the collision.

Two officers who were travelling in the car at the time of the collision were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries. One of the officers has since been discharged and the other remains in a stable condition.

‎The driver of the Mercedes was also taken to hospital as a precautionary measure but has since been discharged.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs. He is currently in police custody for questioning.

Sergeant Helen Hallworth of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We have launched an extensive investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the collision and I’m appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

“We have arrested a man in connection with the incident but need the public’s help to continue with our investigation.

“If anyone saw the Mercedes being driven before the collision or if anyone has dashcam footage or CCTV from the area, please let us know.”

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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