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Man who died in M60 collision named

Mohammed Amin, 49, from Bolton died in a collision on the M60 Photo: Greater Manchester Police

The man who died in the collision on the M60 this morning has been named as 49-year-old Mohammed Amin from Bolton.

Police were called to the M60 motorway, between junctions 18 and 19, to reports of a three car collision shortly after 3:35am this morning.

Mr Amin was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Two other men were taken to hospital for treatment, one with a critical head injury and one with other serious injuries.

A black Audi A3 had been travelling on the carriageway when it was involved in a collision with the central reservation before coming to a stop in the middle lane.

Police are now appealing for the driver of an unknown car to come forward. There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by the driver, but officers think they may be able to help them with their investigation.

The unknown car drove past a short time after the initial accident and pulled up on the hard shoulder, surveyed the scene and then drove off.

Minutes later the Audi was involved in a further collision with a Ford Focus and a VW Caddy van.

Senior Investigating Officer, PC Paul Joynson of Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:

We have been carrying out numerous enquiries since the tragic events of this morning and now have further information.

“It appears that there was an initial collision involving the Audi prior to a second collision involving a further two vehicles.

“Between these two incidents taking place minutes apart, an unknown car stopped on the hard shoulder to observe what had occurred before leaving the scene a short time later. I would like to urge this person to please come forward and contact us and assist with our enquiries.

“I want to make it clear that this person is not in trouble but they may hold key information that may assist the investigation.

“We are anticipating that the anti-clockwise carriageway will remain closed until around midday so I would advise all motorists to continue to avoid the area.”

– PC Paul Joynson, Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit
  • Anyone with information should contact Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.
  • Or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.