Street sweeper collides with cars on Spotland Road

Date published: 07 August 2019


A council street sweeper collided with a number of cars near to the junction of Spotland Road and St Mary's Gate at around 8.45am this morning (7 August 2019).

It is believed that the unmanned street sweeper vehicle rolled down Spotland Road towards the junction and struck a number of cars before coming to a halt against a wall. The North West Ambulance Service have confirmed that although two ambulances attended the incident, those involved sustained only minor injuries and nobody required hospital treatment.

Councillor Neil Emmott, cabinet member for environment at Rochdale Council, said: “An unmanned council vehicle was involved in an accident with six vehicles on Spotland Road this morning. Police attended the scene and will not be taking any further action. We take the safety of residents and staff very seriously and are investigating. We regret any inconvenience or upset it may have caused.”

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