The Chairman of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority has spoken of the frequency of incidents where emergency services have attended the scene of road collisions involving young people. Over the past ten years, there have been over 200 deaths in this area associated with younger drivers.
This incident occurred at 12:30 a.m. on March 18 in Stockport. It involved a 17-year-old driver who had only recently passed his driving test. The teenager was driving a Ford Focus on Gordon Road in Reddish when he collided with a parked car with enough force to crush in his door by 18 inches and to spin the parked vehicle a full circle. His passenger was able to exit the vehicle, but the damage to the car forced firefighters to cut off the roof before they were able to pull the driver free. Both occupants were taken to hospital suffering from suspected back and neck injuries.