90-year-old woman dies after being hit by a truck in Manchester

A 31-year-old man was arrested following the collision on Kingsley Road, at the junction with Church Road in Northenden.
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An elderly woman has died after being struck by a truck while she was crossing the road in Manchester.

Police were called to a report of a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Kingsley Road, at the junction with Church Road.

Emergency services attended but a 90-year-old woman died at the scene.

Police said the Mercedes Benz truck initially left but shortly afterwards returned to the scene.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention, and has since been released under investigation.

What have police said?

PC Karl Horner, from GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This was a tragic incident that has resulted in an elderly woman losing her life and our thoughts remain with her family are this difficult time.

"We immediately launched an investigation and the road was closed for some time while we carried out a detailed investigation to bring the woman's family and loved ones the answers they need.

"We're appealing for anyone who may have any information, may have seen anything or has any dashcam footage, to get in touch with us.

"Call 0161 856 4741 with information or report it online at www.gmp.police.uk."