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A car chase, an accident and then a car went up in flames – the police are investigating

A dramatic video shows a car drowning in flames shortly after it was involved in an accident and its occupants fled.

The car is believed to have been engaged in a chase with another vehicle through south Manchester before colliding on a suburban street in Burnage just before 2am.

A police investigation is ongoing.

The crash occurred on Monday just before 1:50 a.m. on Asquith Road near the Western Circle.

Firefighters were called and found one of the vehicles that had fallen into flames.

The occupants of both cars had fled the scene.

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Firefighters fought the intense fire with respiratory protection and stayed at the scene for about an hour.

There are no reports of injuries.

A Greater Manchester Police Department spokeswoman appealed to anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

“The inquiries are ongoing,” she said.

A spokesman for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “On Monday, March 29th at 1:53 am, firefighters were called in to report a road collision with two vehicles on Asquith Road, Manchester.

The car is on fire on Asquith Road

“A Withington fire engine was there quickly. Upon arrival, firefighters found that one vehicle was in good condition.

“Firefighters put out the fire with a breathing apparatus and hose reel. Firefighters were there for about an hour.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 0161 856 6063, quoting Protocol 176 of 03/29/21. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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