Three cars were damaged in an early morning crash.

The crash took place on Ainsworth Lane, Tonge Moor at around 4am on Wednesday, September 27.

CCTV footage from a  local resident shows a car crashing into two parked cars on the street, with one of them hitting a third parked car.

Emergency services attended the incident.

The Bolton News: Damage to a car on Ainsworth LaneDamage to a car on Ainsworth Lane (Image: Newsquest)

One resident, whose car was hit by the driver, said: "I am just waiting for a hire car and then the damaged car is being taken away.

"I sleep at the front and heard it. I looked out the window and saw him (the driver) slumped on the steering wheel, I thought he was dead."

The cause of the crash is not known, but residents have raised concerns about the roads and some motorists speeding on it.

The resident said: "It is getting faster and faster, the traffic, even though there is the speed monitor. They have tried the bumps, the speed cameras, but because it is a straight, long road, people put their foot down."

The Bolton News: The boot of this car was damagedThe boot of this car was damaged (Image: Newsquest)

Another resident said: "The cars were lower down  have been pushed by the car. This happened at 4am."

One resident said: "I heard the bang and thought it sounded like fireworks going off. I looked out back and there was nothing there, but then looked through the front and saw the girl next door by her car, which had been hit.

"The fire brigade and police came. The water system on the car that was crashed was damaged so there was steam coming out, but it is close to a battery so it's best for the fire service to cut the battery out." 

Cllr Emily Mort of Tonge with The Haulgh said: "We are aware there are roadworks on Ainsworth Lane currently which are causing people to get frustrated, we ask for people to be mindful. 

"As far as traffic calming measures, everything that can be done on Ainsworth Lane has been done, as buses use the road so there is only so much you can do. 

"There are speed bumps and traffic cameras, so I don't think there is anything more that can be done in terms of traffic calming." 

The Bolton News: Damage to a carDamage to a car (Image: Newsquest)

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “At 4am on Wednesday 26 September, fire crews were called to reports of a road traffic collision on Ainsworth Lane, Bolton.

“One fire engine from Bolton North was quickly mobilised to the incident, which involved two cars. Firefighters helped make the area safe before handing the scene over to Greater Manchester Police.

“GMFRS crews were in attendance for about half an hour.” 

Due to the Serious Collision Injury Unit not investigating this issue, Greater Manchester Police declined to reveal details of the incident.