Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 70s, was hit by a lorry on the Oldham Road in Failsworth yesterday.

The women was taken to hospital where she remains with serious injuries to her ankle and wrist.

The articulated lorry was travelling along Oldham Road, away from Manchester City Centre, when it stopped at a red traffic light at the junction with Ash Street near to Aldi.

As the lights changed, the lorry began moving again but was involved in a collision with a pedestrian.

Police Constable John Harrison-Gough of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Due to the size of the vehicle involved, I’m sure it would have attracted a lot of attention from people in the area at the time; it’s a busy junction so there would have been plenty of motorists and pedestrians around – if you were one of them, please get in touch with us.

“We’re really keen to gather as much information as we can as well as dashcam footage so, if you have it in your car, please take a look at it around the time of the collision and call us so we can examine it.”

The family of the injured woman want to express their thanks: “We would like to thank the staff at Showman’s Dentist for looking after our mum until ourselves and the emergency services arrived.”

Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1170 of 19/12/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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