30-May-2017

Witness appeal after Manchester accident leaves Malayalee fighting for his life

MANCHESTER March 16: Police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after a Keralite was left fighting for his life and three others were injured in a collision on Woodhouse Lane in Wythenshawe, Manchester Evening News reported.
 
It happened shortly before 4.45pm on Tuesday (14th March) when police were called to Woodhouse Lane at the junction of Hollyhedge Road, Benchill.
 
On arrival, officers established that a black Kia Picanto had hit a 27 year-old woman who was pushing her two-year-old son in a pram, before careering into a 47-year-old man and his nine-year-old daughter.
 
Ambulances attended and the man was taken to hospital where he's currently in a critical condition.
 
Local reports say that the 47 year old male is Paul John, a native from Ayarkunnam Koodallur back in Kerala. He was returning after picking up his ten year old daughter from school and was at the zebra crossing when the car hit him an others causing injuries to others on Tuesday afternoon.
 
The man’s daughter suffered some minor cuts and bruises.
 
The woman was treated for a broken wrist and her son was uninjured.
 
The 88-year-old driver of the Kia remained at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries. No arrests have been made.
 
Constable Ed Lister of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “My thoughts are with the man and his family at this extremely difficult time."
 
"I can only be thankful that the man's daughter and the woman and her son were not more seriously injured.."
 
“We have launched an investigation into how this incident happened and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have dash-cam footage showing the collision."
 
Anybody with information should contact the GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.


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