Engineer killed as car ploughs into two workmen leaving 2,000 without power

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An electrical engineer died in Rochdale after a car rolled off the road and crushed two workers.

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Police announced a major incident after 2,000 homes went out of power after today’s traffic collision.

One person died after a car collided with two electrical engineerscredit: Main Media
2,000 homes were left without electricity after the incident

2,000 homes were left without electricity after the incidentcredit: Main Media
Police declared big incident

Police declared big incidentcredit: Main Media

Officers were called to Littleboro at 11:47 a.m. this morning after receiving information about the accident.


Emergency services immediately rushed to the scene where they found two workers seriously injured.

Tragically, an engineer, in his 30s, was pronounced dead on the spot.

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According to menHis family has been informed and he is being supported by specialist officials.

The second worker is 20 years old and his condition remains critical in the hospital.

Preliminary reports have established that a vehicle veered off the road and collided with two victims.

The collision affected power supplies to businesses and residents in the area, with Greater Manchester Police announcing a major incident.

Local residents told the Manchester Evening News how one claimed he did not see it but heard “shouting”.

“I didn’t see it, but I heard it,” she said. “Just people screaming – it wasn’t great.

“I knew a man was dead – I saw his body coming out. It was awful.”

Another neighbor Andy Peyton said: “About five minutes [after the crash] There was a lot of panic going on. The ambulance arrived very quickly.”

Superintendent Arif Nawaz, GMP’s tactical commander, said: “This is a horrific incident and our condolences are with the family and friends who have lost their loved ones in tragic circumstances.

“As a result of this incident, approximately 2000 homes and businesses in the area were without electricity for nearly four hours and a major incident response was declared.

“Electricity North West has confirmed today at 6.20 pm that now only 60 properties are affected by power cuts which is to be resolved within next few hours.

“GMP is working closely with the local authority and other supporting agencies to support those most vulnerable in this situation. Emergency services remain at the scene and Featherstall Road is closed.”

A spokesperson for Electricity North West said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that one of our colleagues was killed, and another injured, as a result of a serious road traffic incident in Littleboro this afternoon. , who were working on the site.

“For security reasons customers in the area had their power supply removed while we supported emergency services.

“Our thoughts are with the families and friends of our colleagues at this sad time.”

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