IPCC investigates Greater Manchester Police car crash

An independent investigation has begun into a collision between a Greater Manchester Police car and two others that left a man seriously injured.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) announced it was compiling a file on the crash that took place in Leigh on 27 November.

A 44-year-old man travelling in one of the cars underwent surgery and remains in Bolton Royal Hospital.

It is believed that the police car was pursuing another car at the time.

The IPCC said that the marked BMW 330 collided with two cars - one of which was knocked into a third vehicle - at the junction of Lord Street and Spinning Jenny Way at 09:46 GMT.

The vehicle which was being pursued is believed to have passed through a red traffic light and was not involved in the collision.

Greater Manchester Police referred the incident to the IPCC.

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