Manchester teen dead after car crash during police chase

By Shayan Shakir

A major crash during a police car chase, has left a teenage boy dead and another male teenager fighting for his life.

According to Greater Manchester police, they tried to stop the Ford Fusion at 9.25pm on Sunday. The car later went off the road and crashed into a building in the suburban area of Burnage.

The car consisted of two occupants, both of whom were taken to hospital in a life threatening condition. One of the occupants died later.

Images of the crash that have been released showed the car flipped on its side by a busy junction.

The two men were pulled out of the car by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

The crash had taken place at the junction of Burnage Lane and Lane End Road.

DCS Jon Chadwick, from the GMP’s professional standard branch, said: “I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of the person who has passed away following the collision in Burnage last night.

The response to the incident is still ongoing and there are a number of road closures in place in the nearby area, with the scene likely to remain closed for some time.

“In line with our usual policy with incidents of this nature, we have made a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct and they have made a decision to launch an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision.”

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