Taxi driver dies in Leigh road collision

A taxi driver has died and his passenger is critically injured after a road collision in Greater Manchester.

The silver Ford Mondeo taxi was in collision with a silver Vauxhall Astra on Twist Lane, Leigh, at 04:00 GMT.

The 59-year-old taxi driver died at the scene and his 23-year-old female passenger was taken to hospital, where she is in a critical condition.

The 34-year-old man driving the other car was also seriously injured, police confirmed.

Police are investigating how the crash happened and asking witnesses to contact them.

More on This Story

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

BBC Manchester

Weather

Manchester

10 °C 7 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Cartoon of women chatting on the metroChat wagon

    The interesting things you hear in a women-only carriage


  • Replica of a cargo boxSpecial delivery

    The man who posted himself to the other side of the world


  • Music scoreFinal score Watch

    Goodbye to NYC's last classical sheet music shop


  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya'Emailgate'

    Hillary gets a taste of scrutiny that lies ahead


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Audi R8Best in show

    BBC Autos takes a look at 10 of the most eye-catching new cars at the 2015 Geneva motor show

Programmes

  • A cyborg cockroachClick Watch

    The cyborg cockroach – why has a computer been attached to this insect’s nervous system?

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.