A TEENAGE girl is fighting for her life after being found unconscious at the scene of a road accident.
Emergency services were called to Warrington Road in Lower Ince at around 3.45am on Saturday after a silver BMW crashed into a wall.
When we got there one girl was sat at the side of the road being treated by a trauma tech and the other girl was quite poorly. We helped the paramedics to get her on a spinal board and trolleyWatch manager Isaac Olurankinse
Paramedics treated two of the passengers at the scene and one woman who was unconscious had to be rescued from the damaged vehicle.
A 16-year-old girl was placed on a spinal board before being taken to hospital.
Her condition is described as critical.
The 17-year-old driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving.
A third passenger left the area before the emergency services arrived.
The car, which was written off in the incident, demolished a section of wall to the left of a gate pillar, with bricks ending up around 20 metres from where the vehicle came to a halt.
Sgt Mark Thomas from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or the car in the lead up to the collision to contact police to help with our enquiries.”
A referral has been made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) due to earlier police contact.
Watch manager Isaac Olurankinse from Hindley fire station said: “When we got there one girl was sat at the side of the road being treated by a trauma tech and the other girl was quite poorly. We helped the paramedics to get her on a spinal board and trolley.
“The car was quite badly damaged, all the windows had smashed and the airbags had gone off.
“It had hit the wall in front of a house to one side of the gate pillar.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741.