Road closed after unmarked GMP car involved in crash with officer rushed to hospital

Police have closed off Rochdale Road
-Credit: (Image: Manchester Evening News)

Two officers have been injured after a crash involving an unmarked Greater Manchester Police car. Rochdale Road, in Blackley, has been closed in both directions this morning (May 29) following the crash involving an unmarked GMP car and a Mercedes-Benz.

The collision took place while the GMP car was carrying out a three-point turn. One of the officers has been taken to hospital, and the extent of their injuries is yet to be confirmed.

Firefighters and paramedics were called out to the scene at around 5.35am. One casualty was cut from a vehicle, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said.

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Rochdale Road remains closed between Middleton Old Road and Cambridge Road, with the cordon expected to last for a number of hours, the Manchester Evening News understands. The incident has taken place near to Boggart Hole Clough, which has been cordoned off for the Stuart Everett murder investigation searches for almost two weeks.

A GMFRS spokesperson said: "Shortly after 5.35am this morning (Wednesday, May 29), two fire engines from Blackley and Phillips Park, and the Technical Response Unit from Ashton-under-Lyne, were called to attend a road traffic collision involving two cars on Rochdale Road, Manchester. Crews arrived quickly and extricated one casualty from a vehicle.

"The casualty was then transferred into the care of North West Ambulance Service and taken to hospital. Firefighters departed after approximately one hour and 40 minutes in attendance but a road closure remains in place.”