/ A man is in hospital after collision in Stockport

An elderly man is fighting for his life following a collision in Stockport.

Shortly before 12.45pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017, a black Audi A5 and a DAF skip truck were involved in a collision on Chester Road as they drove in opposite directions.

The driver of the Audi A5, a 76-year-old man, is believed to have taken ill at the wheel before his car collided with the skip truck.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital where he remains in a life threatening condition.

The driver of the skip truck was not injured but remained at the scene to speak with officers.

No arrests have been made.

Police Constable Anthony Pye, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are doing all we can to support this man’s family at this difficult time and our thoughts are very much with him as he is treated in hospital.”

“Both vehicles suffered extensive damage and Chester Road was closed at its junction with Woodford Road for four hours.”

“As the collision occurred at a busy time of day, we are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed it or have any dashcam footage to come forward with information.”

“I would also urge anyone who saw the Audi before it was involved in the collision to get in touch so that we can determine exactly what happened.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 887 of 22/11/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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