Teenager critically injured in collision with police car

A police watchdog is investigating after a teenage boy was left critically injured in a crash with a police car responding to an emergency.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were responding to a domestic call on Boxing Day night when the car was in a collision with a 15-year-old pedestrian in Stockport.

He was given trauma care for his head injury by officers at the scene and was then taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition, the force told the Manchester Evening News.

In a statement on Sunday, GMP told the paper: “At around 9.30pm on Saturday 26 December 2020, officers were responding to a domestic disturbance incident when they were involved in a collision with a pedestrian on Garners Lane in Stockport.

“Police stopped and administered trauma care to a 15-year-old boy until the ambulance arrived. The boy has since been taken to hospital with a serious head injury where he remains in a critical condition.”

The Independent Office for Police Conduct have confirmed they are looking into the circumstances.

A spokesperson said on Sunday: “After being notified by Greater Manchester Police, we sent investigators to the scene and the police post-incident procedure to begin our enquiries and to start gathering evidence.

“Our thoughts are with the family and anyone else affected by this incident.”