29/Jul/2014 - Last News Update: 09:02

Salford hit-and-run crash: Police release details of car

Category: England

Published: 30th May 2012 08:15:40

Details of the car involved in a hit-and-run crash in Salford which left four people seriously hurt have been released by police.

The two men and two women were standing on the pavement on Liverpool Road, near the Unicorn Tavern, when they were hit at 01:05 BST on Sunday.

Parts of the car, a dark blue Vauxhall Vectra, were recovered from the scene.

Police believe it would be missing a wing mirror and would have sustained damage to the front.

The car was travelling west along Liverpool Road towards the motorway junction when it collided with the group of people, who were standing on the pavement.

A 62-year-old man was left with a broken pelvis and three others, aged 63, 67 and 70, suffered fractures to their legs and facial injuries.

Sgt Lee Westhead, of Greater Manchester Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "We recovered parts from the suspect's vehicle at the scene and can confirm that we are looking for a car similar to that pictured.

"The car is a very dark blue in appearance, is likely to have front end damage and to be missing a passenger side door mirror.

"If you have seen a car matching this description, repaired it or supplied parts for such a car, then please contact us."

BBC News External Link Show Citation

Latest News

Harvard Citation

BBC News, 2012. Salford hit-and-run crash: Police release details of car [Online] (Updated 30th May 2012)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/1431796/Salford-hit-and-run-crash-Police-release-details-of-car [Accessed 29th Jul 2014]

News In Other Categories

  • Lord Coe 'will not run' for job as BBC Trust chairman

    Lord Coe has indicated that he has withdrawn from the race to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.
  • Bristol Academy extends reach overseas with first foreign students

    With the doors to its brand new £1million training centre officially open, one of the UK's leading apprentice training providers, Bristol based S&B Automotive Academy, is showcasing its world-class facilities by launching a series of foreign student exchanges for the first time in its 41-year history. To get a flavour of what life is like as an apprentice in the UK, the Academy hosted 16 apprentice engineers and bus drivers from the G9 Automotive College in Hamburg, Germany, as part of a Europe-wide vocational training initiative called the ‘Leonardo Programme’ with support from the European Social Fund. In a reciprocal arrangement, S&B will be sending nine apprentices to Germany during February 2012 so that they can get an appreciation of life in the automotive industry on the Continent. A further three German exchange groups are being planned for next year. Designed to assist the development of vocational skills and training across Europe, including work placements for trainees, the Leonardo Programme has a budget of €1.75bn, which is helping to encourage UK organisations to work with their counterparts abroad. In what is expected to be another challenging year for employers in the UK automotive sector, S&B’s Chief Executive, Jon Winter, claims that the exchange initiative will bring many benefits to the Academy and its apprentices: “In a world of global automotive brands, it’s important for our learners to understand the international context of the industry they have chosen to make their career. This new exchange programme will enable apprentices and Academy staff alike to achieve a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the automotive arena in Europe. With the Academy’s influence also extending to the USA and Asia, there’s every possibility that this initiative could move further afield in the future.” Continued Winter: “The need for skilled technicians across the world is on the increase and we actively encourage our apprentices to look at broader horizons during their training. Many of them have already learned the phrase ‘Vorsprung durch Gelehrtheit’, quite simply, ‘Advancement through learning.” In the 2010/11 academic year, S&B doubled the number of successful Apprenticeships over the previous year with some 350 apprentices graduating from the Academy. At the same time, achievement levels reached an all-time high with an overall success rate of 85%. For those learners on the Advanced Apprenticeship three-year programme, success rates were even higher, at over 98%. PHOTO CAPTION: As part of their exchange visit, S&B Automotive Academy arranged for the German apprentices to visit Hampshire bus operator, Bluestar, at its Barton Park depot. The students are pictured with S&B’s Andy West (3rd right) and Steve Prewett, Bluestar’s Area Engineering Manager (2nd right). Ends http://www.sandbaa.com
  • Heart ops backlog pledge by Health Minister Mark Drakeford

    The health minister has said he will continue to allow some heart patients to be sent to England for surgery where necessary.
  • Pupils of the Glasgow 2014 journey

    Back in 2007, pupils at a secondary school in Glasgow's East End were about to be catapulted into the spotlight.
  • China regulators visit Microsoft offices

    Microsoft has confirmed that officials from China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce - the body responsible for enforcing business laws - have visited some of its offices.
  • Holyhead homes evacuated after fire hits terraced houses

    Four homes have been evacuated after a fire broke out across three terraced properties on Anglesey.