Police are appealing for witnesses after two women were hit by a van in Didsbury.
Around 7pm on Saturday the 16th of January police were called to Princess Road in West Didsbury to reports that two women had been struck by a van at a pedestrian crossing, the van then failed to stop.
Police and Ambulance services attended and two women, one aged 57 and the other aged 70, were taken to hospital with life threatening injuries. Witnesses have stated that they saw a white Vauxhall Vivaro van hit the women, before stopping briefly and driving away from the scene.
A vehicle matching this description was found at the entrance to Wythenshawe Park. Two men have since been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and failing to stop at the scene of the collision. They have now both been bailed, pending further enquiries.
Sergeant Mark Thomas from Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit has remarked, “Even though we have made two arrests our investigation is still ongoing on how this awful incident could have happened. The ladies are still in a critical condition and it was a cowardly act to leave them lying in the road with serious injuries”.
Mr. Thomas then added “We are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident or witnessed the van before or after the collision to get in touch”.