A motorist has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a young man by dangerous driving after a horror crash on a main Bolton road two years ago. 

The crash happened on St Helens Road in the early hours of Tuesday, December 21, 2021 when a white Ford Focus ST collided with a black Vauxhall Corsa near to the junction with Brandwood Street, with the Corsa then colliding with a third parked vehicle.

Police were called just after 5.30am alongside other emergency services and a 29-year-old man, Aden Hussein, was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where he died on Wednesday December 29.

Daniel Kelly, 35, of Hilda Street, Leigh, pleaded guilty to causing the death of Mr Hussein after appearing at Bolton Crown Court on Monday, December 4, after being accused of driving a Ford Focus ST-3 dangerously. 

Meanwhile, Rehman Masood, 24, of no fixed address, has pleaded not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

He is due to stand trial in August 2025. 

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Speaking at the time, Police Constable Oliver Batty of Greater Manchester POlice's Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This is a devastating incident in which a young man has sadly lost his life.

"Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and to members of the community who knew him.

"We are still appealing to members of the public who may have witnessed the collision or the moments leading up to it.

"I appeal directly to anyone who may have witnessed this or to anyone who has dashcam or CCTV footage of this incident.

"This collision happened early in the morning, during the week and we are hopeful that there will have been a number of people who saw this incident and they may be able to assist police with enquiries.”