Man arrested after woman’s road crash death

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A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a woman died in a tragic collision.

At 10pm on Sunday, a woman crossed over Bow Street at the junction of Crown Street in Bolton when she fell over.

A short time later, a bus and two vehicles are seen on CCTV slowing down and driving around her. There was a short break in traffic before another car, a Ford Focus, collided with her.

The car pulled up on Back Bridge Street and abandoned the vehicle.

The driver of the car, a 22-year-old man from Atherton, later contacted police and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in police custody for questioning.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses.

PC Neil Pennington from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “From viewing the CCTV it appears the woman falls backwards as she crossed the road and doesn’t get up. A single decker bus and two vehicles slow down and drive around her before the Ford Focus collided with her. We are urging the drivers of these vehicles, and anyone else who may have seen the woman prior to the collision, to contact us so we can establish the full circumstances leading to her death.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.