Police issue arrest update after two hurt in ‘horrific’ crash in Bolton

A man who was arrested after two people were left hurt in a ‘horrific’ crash in Bolton[1] has been bailed, police have confirmed.

The smash happened on Bradshaw Road[2] at around 4.30pm on Sunday afternoon. Emergency services cordoned off the area at the junction of Bury[3] Road, Bradshaw Road, Ramsbottom[4] Road and Tottington Road, beside the Walves Reservoir.

Police officers, paramedics and firefighters responded. Two people were rushed to hospital from the scene, Greater Manchester Police[5] said.

Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing. A man – aged in his 20s – was arrested on suspicion of drink and driving.

He was also arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. In an update issued this morning (Tuesday), a GMP spokesperson said he has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

After the crash, a post shared to a local Edgeworth Facebook group, warning locals of the road closures, said: “Horrific accident at the intersection towards Edgworth. The route has been closed in four directions.”


  1. ^ Bolton (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  2. ^ The smash happened on Bradshaw Road (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  3. ^ Bury (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  4. ^ Ramsbottom (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  5. ^ Greater Manchester Police (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  6. ^ Dramatic photo shows overturned lorry at Ainley Top close to M62 motorway (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
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