FOUR people have been injured when a speeding car flipped onto its roof after crashing into a wall during a police chase in the early hours of this morning.

Officers spotted an Audi A6 travelling at speed on the M60 motorway at around 4am.

After the car failed to stop for police, officers pursued the vehicle in the direction of Prestwich.

But during the chase the officers lost sight of the Audi as it sped off.

A short time later, however, as they came down Bury Old Road, they found the car on its roof opposite Heaton Park.

Tony Wellock, Whitefield Fire Station watch manager, said: “The car had hit the wall at 100-miles-per-hour.

It had only just started the chase when it crashed and it was a young lad who couldn't handle the speed.

"The collision demolished part of the wall and carried on about 50 meters until it rested on its roof."

Fire crews had to rescue the the 20-year-old driver who had been flung into the back of the car in the crash and was unconscious.

They also had a to free a female passenger after the car doors became jammed.

Despite the impact, the driver was taken to hospital with only minor injuries.

Three women passengers ­— aged 21, 22 and 25 ­— were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

All four occupants are in a stable condition and it is expected they will be discharged shortly, police say.

Detective Inspector Richard Thompson, of Greater Manchester Police’s Professional Standards Branch, said: “The fact a car has ended up on its roof may seem concerning to members of the public, but thankfully no one was seriously injured in this incident."

A police scene is currently in place on Bury Old Road and police say it is likely to remain throughout the day while they carry out investigations.

The incident has also been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) by GMP's Professional Standards Branch in line with normal policy when dealing with a pursuit.

DI Thompson added: “While the investigation is in its early stages, I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who witnessed anything and can assist enquiries."

Anyone with any information can contact police on 101, quoting incdient number 429 of 16/08/19, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.