Woman knocked down in Didsbury dies

A 57-year-old woman who was knocked down in Didsbury on Saturday 16 January 2016 has sadly died.

It was shortly before 7pm on that Saturday that police were called to Princess Road in West Didsbury, to reports that two women had been hit by a van at a pedestrian crossing. The van had then failed to stop.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and ambulance vehicles attended and two women aged 57 and 70 were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The 57-year-old woman has sadly died from her injuries in hospital. The 70-year-old woman remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Witnesses reported a white Vauxhall Vivaro van had hit the women, stopped briefly then driven away from the scene.

A vehicle matching this description was found at the entrance to Wythenshawe Park.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. They were bailed pending further enquiries.

Sergeant Mark Thomas from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Tragically one of the women has now died from her injuries while the other remains in a serious condition in hospital. We are continuing to support their families through this difficult time.

“While we have made two arrests, our investigation is still ongoing to establish exactly what happened and we are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen the van before or after the collision to get in touch”.

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