A taxi driver who died after a horror crash in Oldham has been named locally as Adinur Roshid.

The 42-year-old was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following the smash involving a stolen car on Higginshaw Lane in Royton on Saturday, February 1.

He sadly lost his fight for life on Tuesday, February 18, at Salford Royal Hospital.

Mr Roshid was driving a Toyota Avensis when the vehicle crashed with a silver Ford Focus, which police have previously said was stolen, at about 9.40pm outside the the Laurel Trading estate.

Three other people who were in the Toyota were taken to hospital with serious injuries. They remain in hospital for treatment.

The four men inside the Ford got out and ran away.

Adinur Roshid

Three men have been arrested.

Two men - aged 26 and 36 - were arrested the following day (Sunday, February 2) on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A 29-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on Sunday, February 8.

The 26-year-old has since been released with no further action whilst the 36-year-old was released under investigation and the 29-year-old was bailed pending further enquiries.

As news of Mr Roshid's death broke, tributes were posted on social media.

A call handler at the taxi firm where he worked said he was 'one of the nicest people he had ever met'.

He added: "He would do anything for anyone.

As a person, an unbelievable guy.

"I couldn't say enough about him.

"He was an amazing person."

"That was what it was like with him. He has a family and kids."

In another tribute on social media, Mr Roshid was described as a 'hard-working guy' and a 'lovely taxi driver'. 

A fundraising page was also launched to help his family pay for the costs of a funeral.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who saw the crash to get in touch.

PC Paul Joynson of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was a terrible and tragic incident which has sadly resulted in a man losing his life and his family and friends losing a loved one.

"We’re doing everything we can to support them at this devastating time and our thoughts remain with them.

“Officers are working strenuously to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information regarding the four men that fled the scene to get in touch as soon as possible.

“If you have any dash-cam or CCTV footage that could assist with our enquiries then I would urge you to get in touch with our team as footage could prove vital in our search for more evidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 3327 of February 1.