A jury will consider the details of a horrific accident that killed a 14-year-old boy in a police chase – after his family exposed other activities that ended in the tragedy.
From Leo Grade Well, Plot Bridge, WagonThe Fiat 500 is believed to have been behind the wheel when it collided with another vehicle.
In a preliminary inquiry review in Bolton Corners Court on Monday (September 6), Coroner Timothy Brennand ruled that the inquiry should be heard by a jury next June.
Greater Manchester Police He was pursuing Fiat on October 11, 2019, which was believed to have been stolen.
Police say the chase began when the car failed to stop for officers on Warrington Road, Abrams, at about 1:25 p.m.
The car is believed to have collided with a Kia Sportage on Ashton Road, Golbourne, near a bend in the road at 40 mph – near a farmer’s field and a row of bungalows.
Liu was taken to the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, where he died of his wounds.
Mr Brandt, senior coroner for Manchester West, told the court he was using his discretion to allow a jury to hear the case when the teen’s family identified five other cases where people in Greater Manchester had similar situations. I was killed.
He said: “One of the problems the family has raised is that they have brought to my attention five other deaths under the jurisdiction of the GMP.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“point of view [the family] Expressed that this is an inquiry that I should sit down with the jury and listen to. “
Two other boys in the car were also injured, including a 15-year-old boy who was left in critical condition and a 14-year-old boy.
Both the GMP and the Independent Office of Police Conduct are investigating the incident.
Both bodies are being represented at coroner’s hearings, as well as with the Northwest Ambulance Service and Wagon Council, and the Grade Well Family.
Shanti Shivakumar, representing the family, told the court that the family would provide two more written statements about Liu.
It will be his ‘pen portrait’ and a letter stating where he was the night before the accident, when Fiat was thought to have been stolen.
An inquiry was scheduled for October 4, but the court has now set it for the week beginning June 6, 2022.
Mr Brennand decided to move the case to Bolton Corners Court due to restrictions on Cowade’s safety, which would require space for judges, legal representatives and family members.
Mr Brandt said a new, larger hearing room was being set up at Bolton Coroners’ Court in the new year and no suitable space was available.