Elderly man died following Stockport collision

3 Jan 2019 12:07

An elderly man has died following a serious collision in Stockport.

Shortly before 8:15pm on Wednesday 2 January 2019, police were called to reports that a silver Ford Focus had collided with a pedestrian on Hall Street.

Police attended and the pedestrian, a 76-year-old man, was taken to hospital in a critical condition. He sadly died from his injuries a short time later.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drug driving and drink driving. He remains in custody for questioning.

Hall Street was closed whilst investigation work was carried out but has since reopened.

Police Sergeant Darren Hancock, of GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "A man has tragically lost his life as a result of this collision and we have specialist officers supporting his family.

"We know the Ford Focus travelled South East along Hall Street before it was involved in this collision and we're appealing to anyone who saw the car in the area beforehand to get in touch.

"Whilst we have a man in custody, I'd also ask any witnesses or anyone with dash-cam footage to call police as soon as possible so we can piece together the full circumstances surrounding this collision."

Anyone with information should call GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 1858 of 02/01/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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