A woman pedestrian has died and a 36 year old man is in a critical condition after blue Land Rover TD4 mounted the pavement in Bolton yesterday afternoon

The driver, a man aged 51, was arrested at the scene of the second collision on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and serious injury by dangerous driving and remains in custody for questioning.

The car was being driven Chorley Street in the direction of St Georges Road and Chorley New Road and left the main nearside carriageway when it hit the woman

The vehicle failed to stop and continued onto St Georges Road, turning left onto Chorley New Road where the vehicle collided with a man who was stood at the traffic island at the junction with Chorley Old Road.

Detective Constable Emma Kennedy of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This is a dreadful incident where two members of public have been struck by the same vehicle a short distance apart.

“Specialist officers are looking after the families of both victims at this devastating time.

“Our thoughts remain with the family of the woman who has very sadly died, and with the family of the man who remains critically ill in hospital.

“It is absolutely essential that anyone with information, who saw the car prior to or shortly after these collisions makes contact with police.


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