Elderly woman suffers serious injuries in car crash in Ashton-under-Lyne

An elderly woman has suffered serious injuries following a collision in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

Shortly after 2pm on Monday 21 May 2018, police were called to reports of a collision between a blue Ford Transit Van and an elderly woman on the junction of Oldham Road and Cranbourne Road.

The woman, who was aged 86, was taken to hospital where she is being treated for serious injuries.

It is believed that the Transit van was turning onto Oldham Road from Cranbourne Road when the collision happened.  Oldham Road was closed following the collision but has since reopened.

Police Constable Peter Cunningham, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:

“We are doing all we can to support the woman and her family following this collision.

“Our enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident remain ongoing, and I would urge any witnesses to the collision, or the events leading up to it, to please get in touch.”

“We are specifically interested in reviewing dashcam footage of the collision, so if your vehicle is fitted with it or you have other information, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem, then please call us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1096 of 21/05/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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