Man dies after collision with Taxi in Altrincham

A man has died following a collision in Altrincham.

Shortly before 2am today (Sunday 1 January 2017) officers were called to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Manchester Road near to the junction of Navigation Road.

A man in his 50s died at the scene following a collision with a silver hackney carriage.

His family have been informed but formal identification has not taken place.

The driver of the taxi stopped at the scene.

Road closures are currently in place in the area while officers carry out enquiries.

Police Constable Peter Cunningham, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this devastating time and we are currently offering them our support.

“Officers are trying to ascertain exactly what happened and we are appealing to anyone with information about this collision to please come forward.

“Anyone with dash-cam footage prior to the incident is also urged to get in touch.”
Anyone with any information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 417 of January 1 2017.