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Driver arrested after four injured, one seriously, as car collides with tree in Altrincham

By David Prior at

Ariver has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a car collided with a tree in Altrincham last evening.

A silver Ford Fiesta was travelling west along Sinderland Lane – close to the junction with Brookheys Road – when it hit the tree at around 9pm last evening.

The vehicle left the road while negotiating a bend, crossed the opposing lane and collided with a tree.

Police tape left on Sinderland Road after the incident

An 18-year-old male passenger was taken to hospital with serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

A further two male passengers, aged 18 and 19, and the 18-year-old driver, attended hospital with minor injuries and have since been released.

The driver has since been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.

Constable John Durham, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Thankfully the occupant of the vehicle who remains in hospital is responding well to treatment and we wish him well with his recovery.

Part of Sinderland Road between Dairyhouse Lane and Brookheys Road was closed off for several hours last night after the incident

“Officers are piecing together the details of what happened in the moments before the collision took place.

“Were you in the area at the time or do you have information or dash-cam footage that may assist our enquiries?

“If so, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Part of Sinderland Road between Dairyhouse Lane and Brookheys Road was closed off for several hours last night after the incident.

Information can be left with police by calling 0161 856 4741. Alternatively, call the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.