Piccadilly Gardens bus collision: appeal for info about crash in which woman died in Manchester city centre

A woman in her 50s died after the bus collided with three pedestrians in the middle of the city.

Police are appealing for information after a fatal road collision in Piccadilly Gardens in the centre of Manchester.

The horror incident happened when a double decker bus collided with three pedestrians between bus stops C and D at the well-known city centre spot at around 9.25pm on Sunday 10 July.

A woman in her 50s died of her injuries, while another woman in her 50s remained in hospital with serious injuries on Monday (11 July).

A man in his 60s received treatment for minor injuries.

The bus driver remained at the scene of the collision and assisted police officers with their enquiries.

Footage of the incident shared on social media showed an enormous emergency services response to the incident, with the whole street being taped off and long lines of police cars and vans and fire engines attending the scene.

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Greater Manchester Police (GMP) say they are now particularly keen to hear from anyone who has dash or helmet cam footage of the crash or of the Piccadilly area in the moments leading up to the shocking incident.

Detective Sergeant Marie Eldred, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was a tragic incident that have left a family understandably devastated, our officers are continuing with enquiries.

“At this time, we don’t believe anyone else was involved. However, anyone with information or anyone with dashcam footage is asked to report it.”

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at GMP on 0161 856 4741. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.