Man who ‘tried to flee’ after three-car crash found hiding in bin

A man involved in a three-car crash in Oldham ‘tried to run from the scene then was found hiding in a bin by police’, residents say.

The smash happened on Lansdowne Road in Chadderton just before 12pm today (Saturday).

The M.E.N understands three cars were involved.

A neighbour on the road, who wishes to be known only as Darren, told the M.E.N he heard an ‘almighty screech’ from his back garden.

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He said he then followed a man who was involved in the crash as he tried to flee the scene.

But police then found him hiding in a bin and arrested him, he added.

Police at the scene of the crash on Lansdowne Road
(Image: ASP)

“I didn’t actually see the crash, my mother was round and she saw the crash”, Darren said.

“I was just in the back garden and I heard an almighty screech.

“I ran around and saw the guy who caused the crash just set off running.

“Police arrived and they tracked the guy, I saw he had ran towards some garages that I know.

One of the cars being towed away from the scene
(Image: ASP)

“I came face-to-face with him in this alley and told him to give it up. You could see he was hurt.

“He set off running around the garages then he just got himself into a bin.

“Police got him from in the bin and arrested him.”

Police closed off the road after the crash
(Image: ASP)

Lansdowne Road was closed off between Middleton Road and Block Lane after the crash.

Pictures showed a number of police vehicles stationed at the scene.

At least two cars appeared to have been towed away from the scene, with both appearing badly damaged from the crash.

In a tweet, TfGM said: “B6190 Lansdowne Road, Chadderton.

“Road closed between Middleton Road and Block Lane

“This is due to a road traffic collision

“Bus services may be diverted #TfGMTraffic @gnwbus.”

The M.E.N has contacted Greater Manchester Police for further details.

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Manchester Evening News – Oldham