A women in her fifties has been killed after being hit by car in Chadderton earlier today.

A white VW Up, being driven by a woman in her 80s, was driving south-west near the Hollinwood Distribution Centre on Tweedale Way around 10.00 this morni when she collided with a pedestrian, who was walking along the footpath by the staff car park of Reach Plc.

Sadly, despite the best efforts of paramedics, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was taken to hospital and has since been released.

CCTV has been recovered and collision investigators continue to take witness accounts.

Sergeant Brian Orr, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We believe we have identified this woman’s family and a specially trained officer is currently offering them as much support as possible to deal with this tragic news.

“We are doing everything we can to understand exactly what happened and the driver of the car has been fully co-operating with police.

“Although we have several witness accounts, we want to gather as much detail as possible and I would urge anyone who saw anything or has dash-cam footage of the incident to please call us.”

Information can be passed on to the Serious Collision Investigation Unit by calling 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 570 of 29 May 2018. ;


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