A WOMAN has died and a man is fighting for his life following a collision in Ashton-under-Lyne.
Shortly after 3.35am this morning (Saturday, November 28), police were called to reports that a red Volkswagen Golf had collided with two pedestrians on Manchester Road near to Snipe Retail Park.
Emergency services attended and one of the pedestrians, a 27-year-old woman, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The second pedestrian, a 28-year-old man, was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.
A 31-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death whilst driving without due care and attention. He remains in police custody for questioning and enquiries are ongoing.
Police Inspector Danny Byrne, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This morning’s incident has had truly tragic consequences and we have specialist officers supporting the woman’s family as our enquiries continue.
“Our thoughts are also with the man and his family as he receives treatment in hospital and we’re appealing to any witnesses or anyone with any information or dash-cam footage to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“Whilst we have a man in custody, our investigation is continuing and it’s incredibly important we establish the circumstances surrounding this collision. I’d urge anyone who thinks they might be able to assist us to call our team.”
Anyone with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 460 of 28/11/2020, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.