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Boy, 12, in critical condition after 'racing' cars crash

A schoolboy is fighting for his life in hospital after a major car crash in Bolton that injured a dozen people.

The 12-year-old is in a critical condition, while a 50-year-old man was also hospitalised when a vehicle ploughed into a pavement.

One of the drivers, a 20-year-old man, is in hospital Credit: Rashaad Atcha

Police said they believe the two cars involved were racing each other when they collided.

Sergeant Danny Byrne from Greater MP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “One young boy has been left seriously hurt and we have officers with his family.

The two cars involved were Vauxhall Astras Credit: Rashaad Atcha

“The fact they are waiting to hear whether their beloved 12-year-old boy will survive reflects the absolute appalling consequences of driving in such a reckless manner."