Hit-And-Run Kills Pensioner Aged 74 In Greater Manchester

HIT-And-Run Kills Pensioner Aged 74 In the Greater Manchester area of Newton Heath.

A 74-year-old pensioner has been tragically killed this morning, at around 9.15 pm, Saturday, November 21, in a hit-and-run accident on Droylsden Road, in the Newton Heath area of Greater Manchester.
The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, and a 42-year-old man has since been arrested by the police and charged with the crime of causing death by dangerous driving, and he remains in police custody, with a full investigation now underway by the Greater Manchester Police, to try and piece together the exact details surrounding the incident.

It is understood, from eye-witness statements taken at the scene of the accident, that a Mercedes van, driven by the arrested suspect, along with a passenger, had left the scene immediately after the accident on Droylsden Road, only for the 42-year-old driver to be picked up after police had traced the vehicle, and a man was later identified and arrested as a result. There was as yet still no information regarding the passenger seen in the van at the time of the accident.

Speaking on behalf of Greater Manchester Police, Sgt Brian Orr said, “This is a tragic incident where a woman has sadly lost her life, and our thoughts remain with her family at this difficult time. An investigation is underway and I would ask any witnesses or anyone with information to please get in touch with us. I’d also ask anyone with dashcam footage to please get in touch as well”.
The deceased woman’s family are being comforted at their home by specialist police officers, and the investigation is ongoing.


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