Appeal renewed following fatal collision at ‘car meet’ in Warrington
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Police investigating a fatal collision at a ‘car meet’ in Warrington have issued a direct appeal to people who were present at the event.
At around 9.40pm, on Sunday 10 April, police were called to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Kingsland Grange.
Officers attended the scene and found that the collision involved a black Audi S3 and a pedestrian who were both believed to be in attendance at a ‘car meet’.
The pedestrian, Sam Harding from Stockport, was taken to Warrington District General hospital.
Sadly, despite the best efforts of all those involved, the 20-year-old footballer was pronounced dead a short time later.
An investigation into the incident is continuing and officers are appealing for anyone who was present at the event to get in touch.
Sergeant Simon Degg, from the Serious and Complex Collision Investigation Unit said: “Sam’s family are absolutely devastated by his death and we are committed to doing everything we can to establish exactly what took place.
“As part our investigation I want to appeal directly to anyone who was present at the car meet and witnessed the collision, or saw the Audi prior to the incident, to get in touch.
“I’m also want to hear from anyone with any video footage from the event – both of the collision itself and before the incident.
“Out of respect for Sam’s family, I would also urge anyone with any video footage of the incident not to share them with anyone else, but to please send the footage to us.”
Information can also be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The driver of the car, a 21-year-old man from Morley, Leeds, was arrested at the scene on suspicion causing death by dangerous driving; he has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.