A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a women in her forties was killed after being hit by a car in Miles Plating on Xmas night
The women was crossing Oldham Road at the pelican crossing, close to the junction of Naylor Street around 9pm when she was hit by the car which failed to stop at the scene and continued along Oldham Road.
Her next of kin have been informed and they are being supported by specially trained officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.
Police Sergeant Lee Westhead of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We sadly had to inform a family on Christmas Day that their loved one has died, a time when other families were enjoying the festivities – our thoughts are with them at this extremely difficult time.
“This is a complex and fast moving investigation and I am appealing to the public to help us – we urgently need to speak to anyone who witnessed this collision or anyone who was with or spoke to the driver immediately before or after the collision.
“Although the area wasn’t as busy as usual, there were some other people and motorists in the area at the time. If you saw the collision or have any information that can help us, please call us.
“The car involved would have been damaged to the front in the collision. This may be something that people may have noticed.
“I’d also ask anyone with dashcam footage to get in touch if you have anything recorded from the area last night.”
Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1546 of 25/12/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.