Man injured in hit and run on Milnrow Road has died
Date published: 13 January 2022
Milnrow Road was closed between the box junction with Molesworth Street, and the junction with Fishwick Street
The pedestrian seriously injured in a hit and run in Rochdale on Thursday (6 January) has sadly died from his injuries.
The 50-year-old-man was struck by a brown Skoda Octavia on Milnrow Road at around 4.40pm.
Emergency services attended and the injured man was taken to hospital in a critical condition. Despite the best efforts of medical staff, he has since sadly died from his injuries.
The Skoda involved in the hit and run had been travelling along Chichester Street in the direction of Milnrow Road. When the car reached the junction with Milnrow Road it overtook a vehicle waiting to turn left.
The Skoda crossed to the opposite side of the carriageway before turning left onto Milnrow Road and as the car turned onto the road it was subsequently involved in a collision with a pedestrian who had been crossing the road.
The Skoda failed to remain at the scene and the car was later found abandoned on Percy Street, Rochdale.
Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made.
Police Sergeant Andrew Page, of GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This is a tragic incident in which a man has lost his life and our thoughts are very much with his family at this incredibly sad time.
"We're continuing to appeal for information to locate the driver of the Skoda who failed to stop at the scene and we urge anyone who has any information at all to please get in touch."
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 1770 of 06/01/22.
Alternatively, details can be passed via our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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