Man, 91, dead and elderly woman fighting for life after horror collision

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Man, 91, dead and elderly woman fighting for life after horror collision

The man died last night from injuries sustained in Monday evening's collision. The woman, 89, remains in hospital. They were struck as they walked

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The man died last night from injuries sustained in Monday evening’s collision. The woman, 89, remains in hospital. They were struck as they walked in a residential area near Wigan, Greater Manchester.

Police arrested a 22-year-old woman at the scene, who has since been released under investigation.

Officers are now appealing for any witnesses or dashcam footage, Manchester Evening News says.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a man has died, and a woman was left with life threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Wigan.

“Officers were called to Swan Lane just before 7pm on Monday 18 October to reports two pedestrians had been hit by a car.

“Emergency services attended, and a 91-year-old man, and 89-year-old woman were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of emergency care staff, the man passed away overnight (Thursday 21 October).”

The spokesperson added: “The 89-year-old woman remains in a critical condition.

“Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances around what happened, and are keen to speak to anyone who may have any information.”

Police Constable Karl Horner from the Serious Collisions Investigations Unit said: “This was a tragic incident in which an elderly man has now sadly lost his life. Our thoughts are very much with his loved ones at this awful time.”

Anyone with information or Dashcam footage should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 2687-18/10/2021.



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