A teenager died from his injuries after falling from the bonnet of a car while it was driving across a junction.

The 18-year-old man was found with ‘serious injuries’ on Booth Road in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, at around 5am on August 12.

He had climbed onto the bonnet of a grey Ford Ka and was driven across the junction of Dunham Road, police said.

He then fell from the front of the car, sustaining the fatal injuries, before the driver allegedly fled the scene.

Another man, also 18, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and are appealing to members of the public for information.

Police at the scene of a fatal road incident in Altrincham, Greater Manchester. An 18-year-old died after falling from the bonnet of a moving car

Police at the scene of a fatal road incident in Altrincham, Greater Manchester. An 18-year-old died after falling from the bonnet of a moving car

A cordon was established as detectives worked to ascertain the circumstances of the tragedy. An 18-year-old has since been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

A cordon was established as detectives worked to ascertain the circumstances of the tragedy. An 18-year-old has since been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

In a statement, GMP said: ‘Officers are now appealing to anyone who has any information that could assist the investigation to get in touch. 

‘GMP is also keen to hear from anyone who may have relevant footage – including CCTV, mobile or dashcam.’

Forensic tents were set up at the junction on Saturday as scene of crime officers in white overalls worked to piece together what happened.

Locals have since expressed their sympathy for the family of the teenager who died.

Councillor Michael Welton told the Manchester Evening News: ‘We’re deeply saddened by this collision and our hearts go out to the victim, the family and friends.

‘It’s just awful, one can only imagine what it’s like for the family and the person who found him.’ 

A detective speaks to a uniformed Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officer at the junction of Booth Road and Dunham Road. GMP has issued an appeal for information and CCTV

A detective speaks to a uniformed Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officer at the junction of Booth Road and Dunham Road. GMP has issued an appeal for information and CCTV

Anyone with information is asked to contact GMP quoting incident number 627 of August 12, or to submit information anonymously via Crimestoppers. 

You can make a report by calling 0161 856 4741 quoting log 627 of 12/08/2023 or via the LiveChat function on GMP’s website (www.gmp.police.uk)

Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Greater Manchester Police has been contacted for further comment.

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