‘Teenager hit by car’ as police tape off main road after ‘serious’ crash

A teenager was reportedly hit by a car on a main road in Oldham[1] on Tuesday night (May 21). Emergency services raced to the scene of the ‘serious’ crash at the roundabout, at the busy junction between Rochdale[2] Road, King Street and Middleton[3] Road.

The road was taped off following the collision, as was the roundabout, outside Oldham Leisure Centre. It is understood the teenage boy, thought to have been a pedestrian, was struck at around 8pm.

He was rushed to hospital from the scene. Further details about his condition have not been confirmed by Greater Manchester Police[4], but the Serious Collision Investigation Unit is thought to be leading the enquiries.

Pictures from the scene show a number of police vehicles in attendance, with an area next to the road along King Street also taped off. A black BMW was also pictured within the cordon.

Police cordoned off the area
Police cordoned off the area

A witness working nearby told the Manchester Evening News that the pedestrian was struck ‘while crossing the road’, with emergency services flooding the area moments later.

A live traffic update from Inrix read: “A671 Rochdale Road closed due to police incident at A627 St Domingo Street. On the roundabout.” Buses were also diverted late into the evening amid the ongoing incident.

The road remained closed for a number of hours for investigation work to take place. Greater Manchester Police have been contacted for a comment.


  1. ^ Oldham (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  2. ^ Rochdale (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  3. ^ Middleton (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  4. ^ Greater Manchester Police (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  5. ^ ‘Danger to life’ warning issued by Met Office amid ‘severe’ yellow rain and flooding alert (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)