POLICE are hunting a motorist who drove off after being involved in a crash that closed Manchester Road last night.

The road was closed in both directions after the accident in Rixton at around 6pm yesterday, Tuesday.

Officers attending the scene found that a tyre from a trailer had come loose from the vehicle before striking a Ford transit van and a black Mercedes travelling in the opposite direction.

No injuries were reported in the incident, but a silver Saab car that was towing the trailer failed to stop at the scene.

Cheshire Police are now conducting enquiries in an attempt to trace the driver.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the force on 101, quoting incident IML 78393, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.