Teenager in hospital with 'life-threatening injuries' after crash as Crewe woman arrested

An 18-year-old woman is in hospital with what are described as 'life-threatening injuries' after a crash on the A51 near Nantwich. Police have arrested as 33-year-old Crewe woman on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

At around 2.10pm on Sunday, June 2, police were called to reports of a collision on the A51 at the junction with Wettenhall Road, Reaseheath.

Officers attended the scene and found the collision involved two vehicles, a black Renault Clio, and a Red Toyota Aygo.

The driver of the Toyota Aygo, an 18-year-old woman, sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision and was taken to Royal Stoke Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Renault Clio, a 33-year-old woman from Crewe, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The Royal Stoke University Hospital
The Royal Stoke University Hospital -Credit:Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel

Enquiries are currently ongoing, and officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident.

Inspector Steve Griffiths said: "This incident occurred on a busy stretch of road at time of day when many people will have been driving, so we are asking anyone who witnessed the incident, or captured any dashcam or CCTV footage which may aid our enquiries, to get in touch.

“We are particularly interested in speaking to the driver of a dark coloured vehicle possibly a Lexus or BMW that was travelling towards Nantwich at the time, who may have witnessed the collision and could help to assist with our investigation.

“Please contact us via our website, https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us, or call 101, quoting IML-1838088.”

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