Hit-and-run leaves 1 dead and 6 injured in Wigan

A 34-year-old woman has died from injuries in hospital after the Polo she was driving collided with a Mercedes and a VW Amarok on Bickershaw Lane, Wigan at 1730 on Saturday 20th April. The Amarok fled the scene and was later found abandoned.

Three men, two aged 20 and one aged 21, from the Mercedes have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and are currently receiving treatment in hospital for injuries ranging from minor to severe.

A 13-year-old girl has suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash while a four-year-old and a 29-year-old man have been also been hurt. Also injured parties are receiving treatment in hospital.

Sgt Joseph Barron of Greater Manchester Police said “Occasionally…an incident occurs that takes a life and it leaves us all asking why it needed to happen? Children have been left without a mother, all because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

He went on to add that “The driver and the occupants of the Volkswagen Amarok know very well that they questions to answer about their behaviour… they left the scene without thought for the people in the cars around them – they owe it to the victims family now to come forward and talk to police”.

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