Elderly man dies following a collision in Rochdale

Date published: 18 April 2019

An 83-year-old man has died following a collision on Monday 8 April 2019 on Broadhalgh Road by the junction with Bury Road in Rochdale.

A silver Mini Clubman collided with the man and the driver left the scene. 

The pedestrian was treated at the scene by paramedics and was taken to hospital. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the man sadly died on Thursday 11 April 2019. 

A 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop following a collision and dangerous driving. He has been released under investigation. 

Police enquiries remain ongoing and officers are appealing for witnesses including the occupants of a red Toyota Avensis who were in the area of Broadhalgh at 3pm, around the time of the collision. They are not in any trouble but could be vital witnesses. 

Police Constable Peter Cunningham, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This truly is a tragic incident in which an elderly man has lost his life and our thoughts are with his family at what is an unimaginably difficult time. 

“We have a dedicated team of officers who are committed to finding out exactly what happened in the lead up to this collision and provide the man’s family with the answers they so desperately deserve. 

“Were you in the area at the time of the collision? – I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has dash cam footage, to please come forward and assist our enquiries.” 

Anyone with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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