Baby born after mother hurt in car crash in Manchester

Great Ancoats Street  junction at Redhill Street The crash also saw a pedestrian trapped between a taxi and railings

A woman's baby was delivered by emergency Caesarean section after she was seriously injured in a crash in Manchester

The accident happened when a black cab was turning from Great Ancoats Street into Redhill Street at about 22:45 BST on Friday, police said.

A silver VW Golf collided with the taxi as it turned.

The mother is in a "critical condition" but the baby boy "continues to make good progress", police said.

The collision caused the taxi to spin on to the footpath and hit a 29-year-old man, trapping him between the taxi and the railings.

Police said he has serious injuries to his legs, pelvis and hips. The pregnant woman suffered head and chest injuries.

The two other passengers in the taxi, who are all members of the woman's family, were also seriously injured.

The taxi driver suffered minor injuries to his legs.

The driver of the Golf, a 19-year-old man, was not injured and was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and other driving offences.

He remains in police custody for questioning.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Manchester



Min. Night 1 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • KnucklesGood or bad?

    For many it can be very satisfying to 'crack' the bones in your hand, but is it bad for you?


  • BatteriesClick Watch

    More power to your phone - the lithium-ion batteries that could last twice as long

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.