Five seriously injured following boy racer’s failed drift manoeuvre

Driver lost control attempting to drift BMW 330D around a roundabout and ploughed into pedestrians before driving off

Five seriously injured following boy racer’s failed drift manoeuvre
Crowds gathering at the scene of the crash. Image: Twitter/@PWARBY.

Five people have been left with serious injuries after a car drove into a group of pedestrians in Greater Manchester.

A 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with the hit-and-run crash and remains in police custody.

Witnesses say the driver of a BMW 330D lost control while attempting to drift around a roundabout.

One person described seeing people get “launched into the air”.

“Launched into the air”

Great Manchester Police said there was no evidence the incident was terror-related.

A man, who did not want to be named, told the Manchester Evening News: “It happened at about 9.50pm, give or take a couple of minutes.

“A car hit five or six people.

“People were flung everywhere.

“I saw a man in a bush afterwards and a lady with head injuries.”

“Serious incident”

Great Manchester Police chief superintendent, Jo Rogerson said: “We now have a man in custody and we will be questioning him under caution as part of our investigation.

“This is an extremely serious incident that we are dealing with and I cannot stress the importance of people contacting us if they know something.

“Any information, no matter how insignificant people think it may be, could be the piece that we need so please, call us.”

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