Serious Bolton crash involving two cars ‘travelling at speed’ hospitalises teenage passenger

By Samson Dada

A collision between two high-performance cars in Bolton yesterday morning has left a driver and his teenage passenger with serious injuries.

At around 1.50am yesterday morning police were called to Blackburn Road at its junction with Blackbank Street after two cars crashed. 

A silver Mercedes and a white Audi A6 were travelling at speed along Blackburn Road towards Astley Bridge.

As they approached the junction with Blackburn Road, a silver Mercedes pulled into the opposite carriageway to overtake another white Audi, a Q7, which was turning right into Blackbank Street and hit its off-side.

The driver of the silver Mercedes, 26, sustained a chest injury which is not thought to be life-threatening.

The 15-year-old front seat passenger suffered wounds to his spleen and remains in a serious but stable condition – both are in hospital.

The drivers of the Audis were not injured.

Police are appealing to anyone who has information about the incident to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4745. 

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