A driver was sadly killed in a road collision on Sunday 16th May 2021 in Stretford, after failing to stop for the police.

The collision occurred on Urmston Lane, at the junction of Barton Road.

According to a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police, ‘at around 1.30pm on Sunday 16th May, police in Trafford spotted a suspicious vehicle and signalled for it to stop, but it failed to do so. Officers then lost sight of the vehicle, before discovering it had collided into another vehicle a short time later.’

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, whilst the passengers in the other vehicle luckily escaped with minor injuries.

Sadly, this recent case is only one of many deaths arising from police pursuits. I have previously written about the number of inquests taking place in Greater Manchester alone as a result of this and I also spoke to the Manchester Evening News for their recent report, Six months, six deaths… the number of young men dying after failing to stop for police is raising serious questions.

Here at Farleys, our specialist inquest team have seen a rise in inquests following deaths resulting from police pursuits, particularly in the Greater Manchester area, and many families are seeking answers as to the circumstances surrounding the deaths of their loved ones.

If you too have sadly lost a loved one following a police pursuit, our specialist inquests team are available to offer you the advice and support you need from the outset. Legal aid may be available in these cases to cover your cost of representation and our solicitors will do everything within their power to assist you at this extremely difficult time. You can speak to the team in confidence on 0845 287 0939 or you can contact us by email if you prefer.