Policeman hurt in crash is ‘stable’ in hospital
9:07am Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
A POLICE officer seriously injured in a car crash is from Bolton.
PC Jonathan McGreggor, from Breightmet, suffered a fractured skull and a bleed to the brain after he and his colleague, PC Richard Hayes, pulled over and were hit by a red Hyundai car in Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, on Sunday at 10.50pm.
Both officers were taken to hospital. PC McGreggor is said to be in a “stable condition” and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. PC Hayes suffered a broken arm.
Wayne Crompton, aged 36, of Kenmore Way, appeared at Manchester Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent in relation to the incident.
He was also charged with aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving, driving while banned and driving with no insurance. He will appear at Manchester Crown Court on March 12.
A 49-year-old man arrested was released without charge.
A Breightmet resident, aged 64, who lives in the same road as PC McGreggor’s parents, said: “Johnny joined the police about five years ago I think and I believe he thoroughly enjoys his job.
“He is from a very kind, hardworking family. I haven’t seen his parents around since before it happened. He hasn’t lived with his family for a good few years. Everyone is hoping he makes a full recovery.”