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Two drivers suffer “potentially life-changing” injuries after collision near Bowdon Roundabout

By David Prior at

Two people have suffered “potentially life-changing” after a collision between two cars close to the Bowdon Roundabout this morning.

Shortly after 8.30am this morning, police were called to reports of a collision between a white Mini One and a red Ford Mustang on the A56 Dunham Road as they drove in opposite directions.

The driver of the Ford Mustang, a 50-year-old man, was taken to hospital with broken bones.

The driver of the Mini One, a 63-year-old woman, was taken to hospital with multiple injuries including broken bones and a punctured lung.

Both remain in hospital awaiting surgery. No arrests have been made.

Police Constable Peter Hamnett-Steen, of GMP’s Road Policing Unit, said: “This was a particularly nasty collision which has left two people with multiple serious injuries which are potentially life changing.

“Our thoughts remain with them both as they await surgery and receive treatment in hospital.

“The road was closed for more than six hours and I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed it or have any dashcam footage to please come forward with information.”

“This collision occurred at a busy time of day close to Bowdon Roundabout. If you saw anything that could assist our investigation, please contact police.”

Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 433 of 27/11/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.