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24 September 2020 08:50

Salford City F.C. A.F.C. Fylde Dave Challinor

Salford crash: Two dead and three injured as high speed police chase goes horribly wrong

News, views and top stories in your inbox. Don't miss our must-read newsletter Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Two men have died after the vehicle they were traveling in crashed during a police chase. Officers on patrol in Salford spotted a car being driven at speed at around 11.40pm on Wednesday before initiating a pursuit. During the chase, in Frederick Road, the car collided with two third party vehicles, leaving a man and woman with serious injuries. Photos from the scene show police officers on the street near three cars, with one having had two of its doors removed and partially covered in a sheet.

A police patrol car is also seen with its blue lights flashing. One officer was snapped photographing the site, while four others were huddled together in conversation. A high performance Audi that belongs to Greater Manchester Police was parked alongside the crashed cars. The B-road, which runs over the River Irwell and railway lines, is home to a number of businesses, as well as the University Of Salford Podiatry Clinic. It closed from Broad Street to Lissadel Street following the incident.

The two men from the pursued vehicle were pronounced dead shortly after the crash, while the other patients, both from the same vehicle, were taken to hospital. Greater Manchester Police have confirmed no arrests have been made. A police press release added that in line with normal procedure, the incident has been referred to GMP's Professional Standards Branch and the IOPC. The same road was shut off in April after a "major crash" involving a car and a bicycle, with the cyclist sustaining life-threatening injuries. Pictures from the scene showed a large police cordon in place.

A spokesman said at the time: "Police were called just before 1.40pm on Sunday 12 April 2020 to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and a bicycle on Frederick Road in Salford. "The cyclist has been taken to hospital to be treated for injuries sustained." The force later added: "The cyclist was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where he remains in a serious condition." SUBSCRIBE Invalid email Make the most of your money by signing up to our newsletter fornow We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. TWO men are dead and three people seriously injured after a high-speed police chase in Salford. Cops on patrol chased after a speeding car spotted on Frederick Road around 11.40pm last night.

6 Two men are dead and three people injured after a police chase in Salford Credit: ASP 6 Police chased after a speeding car which crashed into two other cars just before midnight Credit: ASP The fleeing car crashed into two other cars, killing two men in the car police were pursuing. Two women and a man from another car were rushed to hospital with serious injuries after the horror smash. Photos at the scene show a car with two of its left-hand doors ripped off partially covered with a plastic sheet. Two of the crashed cars are also seen in pictures and a police cordon is in place. A police high-performance Audi was parked next to the crashed cars. Locals reported hearing a police helicopter hovering overhead last night. Most read in News EAT IN OR TAKE OUT? Chaos & confusion over whether cafes will HAVE to offer table service DOG BITE DEATH Dog owner, 35, mauled to death by family pet while having an epileptic fit CLUB FURY Footballer who beat girlfriend & forced her to eat paint signs to new club Exclusive RISHI DISHES HELP Chancellor to extend furlough for staff worst hit as Covid threat returns BE A POPPY STAR Capt Tom & Becks launch Sun campaign to save Poppy Appeal from Covid threat The fatal crash has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) to investigate. It has also been referred to Greater Manchester Police's Professional Standards Branch. 6 No arrests have been made Credit: ASP 6 Photos at the scene show the crashed cars on Frederick Road Credit: ASP 6 Two women and a man were also seriously injured Credit: ASP Two men have died after a police chase ended in a horrific crash in Salford. Officers spotted a vehicle being driven at speed on Frederick Road at around 11.40pm on Wednesday night (September 23). Police began a chase before the vehicle in question crashed with two other cars. Two men who were travelling in the car being pursued were killed at the scene, police said. One man and two women from the other vehicles were taken to hospital with what has been described as serious injuries. A police cordon was in place on Frederick Road from Broad Street to Lissadel Street following the smash. A high performance Audi that belongs to Greater Manchester Police was seen inside the cordon along with three other vehicles. A silver vehicle could be seen directly behind the Audi. Specialist investigators were called to the crash site, and could be seen taking photographs of the scene. Police have not made any arrests. A spokesperson for GMP said: "At around 11.40pm on Wednesday 23 September 2020, police observed a vehicle being driven at speed on Frederick Road, Salford. The Daily Star's FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Sign up today! Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Two men have died and three more are hurt after a horror three-car road smash following a police pursuit. The collision came after a speeding car crashed into two others in Salford, Greater Manchester. It followed a police pursuit, Greater Manchester Police said. Dramatic images from the aftermath show a silver, blue and black vehicle all damaged. Debris can be seen scattered across the floor following the accident, which happened shortly before midnight. (Image: ASP) Officers said there were no arrests, and that the two men who died were in the car that was being pursued. They were pronounced dead shortly after the collision. One man and two women were taken to hospital with serious injuries. In a statement, the force said: "At around 11.40pm on Wednesday 23 September 2020, police observed a vehicle being driven at speed on Frederick Road, Salford. "Officers initiated a pursuit and the vehicle in question collided with two third party vehicles. "Two men from the vehicle in question were sadly pronounced dead a short time later. "One man and two women from a third party vehicle were taken to hospital with serious injuries. "In line with normal procedure, this incident has been referred to GMP's Professional Standards Branch and the IOPC." Images also show a group of police officers gathering at the scene, in Frederick Road.