The woman pedestrain,believed to be in her 50s,has died following a road accident in Oldham this morning.

She was hit by a lorry on to Manchester Road near Frederick Street, and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene despite the best efforts of paramedics.

The driver of the lorry remained at the scene and is helping officers from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit with their enquiries.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but the woman’s family has been informed.

Sergeant Brian Orr from SCIU said: “We are doing everything we can to support the family of this woman who will understandably be devastated by this loss. Our thoughts are with them at this horrendous time.

“We have been carrying out reconstructions and gathering evidence from the road and as a result surrounding roads have been closed for the last few hours.

“I’d like to thank the public for their patience and I would appeal to anyone who may have seen something to please contact us.

“Dashcam footage is always extremely helpful to our enquiries and again, I would urge anyone with any videos to please contact us.”

Anyone with any information can call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.


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