Driver Kills A Pedestrian And Seriously Injures Another In Separate Hit And Run Incidents

A woman has died and a man is fighting for life after they were both hit by the same car in separate incidents, police have said.

A man, 51, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and serious injury by dangerous driving following the crashes in Bolton on Sunday.

A blue Land Rover TD4 was travelling along Chorley Street at about 4pm when it mounted the pavement and hit the 50-year-old woman, who died at the scene, Greater Manchester Police said.

Failing to stop, the car then continued onto St George’s Road and then Chorley New Road, where it collided with a 36-year-old man who was standing at a traffic island, police said.

The man was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

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Detective constable Emma Kennedy said: “This is a dreadful incident where two members of public have been struck by the same vehicle a short distance apart.

“Specialist officers are looking after the families of both victims at this devastating time.

“Our thoughts remain with the family of the woman who has very sadly died, and with the family of the man who remains critically ill in hospital.

“It is absolutely essential that anyone with information, who saw the car prior to or shortly after these collisions makes contact with police.

“If you have CCTV or dash-cam footage that can assist us, please also get in touch as soon as possible.”

Police said the driver was arrested at the scene of the second collision and remains in custody for questioning.