Electricity North West engineer killed in Littleborough crash

Date published: 18 October 2021

An engineer from Electricity North West has been killed following a collision in Littleborough on Sunday morning (17 October).

Two electrical engineers who had been working on the pavement on Featherstall Road were found seriously injured after a vehicle came off the road and collided with them.

Sadly, despite the efforts of emergency services, one man in his 30s was later pronounced dead at the scene. The man's family are aware and are being supported by specialist officers.

A second man in his 20s has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.

Initial enquiries have established that a vehicle had come off the road and collided with the victims.

No arrests have been made.



GMP’s Tactical Commander, Superintendent Arif Nawaz, said: "This has been a terrible incident and our thoughts are very much with the family and friends who have lost their loved one in tragic circumstances.

"As a result of this incident, around 2,000 homes and businesses in the area were without electricity for around four hours and a major incident response was declared.

"GMP have been working together with the local authority and other partner agencies to support those who are most vulnerable in this situation.”

Power was restored to affected properties at around 7pm.

In a statement, Electricity North West said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that the serious road traffic incident in Littleborough has resulted in the fatality of one of our colleagues, and injury to another, who were working on site.

“Customers’ power supplies were removed in the area for safety reasons while we supported emergency services. Our thoughts are with our colleagues’ families and friends at this traffic time.”

Anyone with information, or anyone who may have dash cam footage of the 11.47am collision is asked to contact GMPs Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 8564741 quoting log number 1338 of 17 October 2021.

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