Police launch probe as ‘woman is hit and seriously injured by £200,000 Mercedes G-Wagon’ on street in Manchester
- Greater Manchester Police launch probe after woman was hit and killed by Mercedes G-Wagon
- Incident involving 4×4 is understood to have taken place last night in Bradford area of the city
- High-performance vehicle was seen parked in a bus stop some distance from the initial collision
A 38-year-old woman pedestrian was killed after being hit by a Mercedes G-Wagon worth £200,000 last night.
The woman was struck by the G63 car on a busy road in the Bradford area of Manchester just after 9pm and taken to hospital but died soon after. Police said they were investigating the incident but no arrests had been made.
The purple 4×4, a high-performance vehicle widely used by celebrities and football stars, was seen in a bus stop some distance from where the initial collision took place at the junction of Alan Turing Way and Ashton Old Road.
Several police vehicles were stationed around a cordon – and two other vehicles were inside the cordon, but it is not thought that they were involved in the initial impact. The road was shut into the early hours of this morning.
Police have launched an investigation after a woman was hit and seriously injured by a Mercedes G-Wagon last night
The incident is understood to have taken place on Alan Turing Way in the Bradford area of Greater Manchester last night
Police investigators were called to the scene of the crash and were seen placing evidence markers next to pieces of debris on the road. Medical debris was also seen scattered across the junction where the incident happened.
Inspector Darren Hancock, of Greater Manchester Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: ‘This is a tragic incident in which a woman has very sadly lost her life. Our thoughts are with her loved ones at this difficult time.
‘This collision happened on a busy road and I am hopeful that there are a number of witnesses who will have seen the collision and may have dashcam footage.
‘If you were on this road at the time and saw the car in the lead up to the collision or have any dashcam footage, please get in touch with police as soon as possible.’
Several police vehicles were seen stationed around a cordon following the crash which took place in Manchester last night
The road was shut into the early hours of this morning and a series of diversions were set up by police overnight
A series of diversions were set up, and a Transport for Greater Manchester spokesman tweeted last night: ‘UPDATE: A635 Ashton Old Road / A6010 Pottery Lane. A police cordon has now closed most of the junction.
‘Traffic can still use Pottery Lane NB to turn left onto AOR towards the City. However, please avoid the area, delays on surrounding roads expected.’ MailOnline has contacted Greater Manchester Police for more details.
Alan Turing Way was known as the A6010 until 1994 when it was renamed to honour the wartime codebreaker and computer pioneer, who conducted much of his ground-breaking work at the University of Manchester.
Anyone with information should contact the serious collision investigation unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2990 of 25/10/21. Reports can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111