Man arrested following fail to stop collision in Oldham

A man has been arrested after an Oldham collision which has left an elderly woman in a critical condition.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following the collision on Copster Hill Road yesterday (Saturday 8 December 2018).

Shortly before 2.45pm an 79-year-old woman was crossing the road, near the junction with Ashton Road, when a silver Hyundai I10 collided with her.

The driver failed to stop at the scene and the woman was left lying in the road.

She was taken to hospital where it is confirmed she has multiple serious injuries and remains in a critical condition.

The car was later reported to police abandoned on Levington Drive.

The 20-year-old remains in custody being questioned by officers.

PC Pete Cunningham, from GMP’s SCIU, said: “We really need to hear from anyone that might know something to do with this collision.

“We are aware of footage circulating on social media of the shocking incident. While we really do appreciate that people may want to share it to help us and the victim, we’d ask that you please don’t at this time.

“This is a live investigation, it will be used as evidence and we don’t want anything to potentially compromise that.

“Instead, we’d ask that any footage – including dashcam – is flagged to the Serious Collision Investigation Unit so we can get vital information from it.

“I’d like to thank people who did stop and the scene to help this woman and who have already spoken to us. Our thoughts are with this lady and her family at this understandably upsetting time.”

Anyone with any information should call SCIU on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 1355 of 8 December 2018.

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