NEW YEAR TRIPLE TRAGEDY

● TWO ARE KILLED IN CAR CRASHES – WITH FOUR OTH­ERS LEFT SE­RI­OUSLY IN­JURED ● AND WOMAN IN ‘DRUG-DRIVE’ AR­REST AF­TER BIKER DIES

Manchester Evening News - - FRONT PAGE - By BETH ABBIT and DA­MON WILKIN­SON @news­deskMEN

A MAN died and four oth­ers were se­ri­ously in­jured in a New Year’s Day crash.

The col­li­sion hap­pened on Yew Tree Road in Fal­low­field, close to the Platt Lane junc­tion, in the early hours of yesterday when a Skoda Oc­tavia – be­lieved to be a taxi – collided with a black Mercedes C43 AMG at around 3.30am.

The 59-year-old driver of the Skoda died in hospi­tal af­ter the crash.

His next of kin have been in­formed and they were be­ing sup­ported by spe­cial­ist of­fi­cers.

Five other men were taken to hospi­tal. Po­lice say three of those suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries.

A fourth was in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion and was fight­ing for his life.

In­spec­tor Danny Byrne, of Greater Manch­ester Po­lice’s Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit, is ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to come for­ward.

He said: “This is a tragic in­ci­dent in which one man died and five oth­ers were in­jured on what should have been a night of cel­e­bra­tion – our thoughts are with them and their loved ones as our in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues.

“I would like to use this op­por­tu­nity to ask any­one with in­for­ma­tion or dash-cam footage to con­tact us as soon as pos­si­ble.

“We are par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in hear­ing from any­one who saw the black Mercedes in the area prior to this col­li­sion.”

Po­lice at the scene of one of three death crashes

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