Two taken to hospital after being hit by car

Green Lane, Leigh (Google Maps)
Green Lane, Leigh (Google Maps)

A MAN and a woman remain in hospital after they were hit by a car on New Year's Eve.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the 79-year-old man and a 74-year-old woman were struck by a blue Vauxhall Zafira while crossing Manchester Road near to its junction with Green Lane at around 9pm on December 31.

The driver, who was intending to turn right onto Green Lane, stopped and was uninjured. The man and the woman were taken to hospital, where the woman was treated for a broken hip, pelvis and wrist and the man was treated for cuts to his face. Both remain in hospital.

Police Constable Edward Lister of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This woman sustained serious injuries as a result of this collision.

"We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and I would appeal to any witnesses to come forward.

"This happened on New Year’s Eve when there were lots of people about, so if you were in the area at the time and saw the collision, please do not hesitate to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4742 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.