THE driver of a BMW M3 fled the scene after a crash in Bury town centre.

The high-performance vehicle had collided with barriers in Jubilee Way, near the junction with Tenterden Street.

A fire crew from Whitefield were on their way to another incident when they discovered the crash at about 10.30pm yesterday.

Paul Doggett, crew manager at Whitefield fire station, said: "We stopped to check whether there was anyone in the car. The driver had fled the scene of the crash.

"The car had come to a standstill in the middle of the road, blocking both carriageways. There was lots of debris everywhere.

"Witnesses reported that a driver had collided with the barriers at high speed.

"We made the scene safe. We moved the vehicle off the road using a tirfor cable — similar to a hydraulic jack — and reopened the road to traffic.

"We notified the police."

Crews were in attendance for about 30 minutes.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

The Bury Times has contacted Greater Manchester Police.