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Stretford man dies following car accident in Flixton
A MAN has died following a car accident in Flixton.
Police were called to Chassen Road on October 27 at around 11pm following reports of a road traffic collision.
Upon arrival, officers found that a Vauxhall Corsa had been driven into a tree.
Both the man driving and the passenger, John Hodson, were taken to Hope Hospital, the driver suffered a serious chest injury and Mr Hodson suffered serious head injuries and later died.
The family of Mr Hodson, 27, of Stretford, have expressed their deep sadness following his death.
One fire crew from Stretford and one from Eccles also attended and assisted in removing both men from the car before they were taken to hospital.
No other cars or people were involved in the incident.
In a statement, Mr Hodson’s parents, Gary Skelhorn and Jean Hodson, said: “We are truly devastated by the sudden death of John, who was our beloved son, also a beloved brother and uncle.
"We are deeply saddened by his tragic death. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends and even more so by all of his family.
"You will always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten.
"Sleep tight, and God bless. May the angels be looking over you.
"Love you always, Mum and Dad."
Insp Matt Bailey-Smith said: "We have specially trained officers assisting both families and I pass on our sympathies at this difficult time.
"At the moment the exact cause of the collision is still being established and, for that reason, I would ask that anyone who believes they saw the car prior to the collision or may even have witnessed the collision, should call us."
Witnesses to the collision should call the police on 0161 856 7471.
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