Elderly woman killed after BMW driver hits two pedestrians on pavement in Manchester

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, as the BMW was being pursued by police.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested after a woman on a pavement was struck and killed by a car in south Manchester.

Greater Manchester police say a patrol car followed a black BMW speeding on the M60 at 12.20am on Sunday.

An attempt to stop it using emergency equipment on Stockport Road failed and the driver carried on towards the junction of Kingsway and Wilmslow Road.

The vehicle then struck a man and woman who were on the pavement, police said.

A 71-year-old woman died the scene, while a 64-year-old man was taken to hospital in a ‘serious condition.’

What did police say?

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A GMP statement said the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct by GMP’s Professional Standards Branch, ‘in line with normal policy.’

Police Sergeant Phil Shaw, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Tragically, a woman has lost her life as a result of this incident and our thoughts are very much with her family at this time.

“A full investigation has been launched and we are hopeful that there may be some witnesses who have dashcam footage that could assist with the investigation”.

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, or visit our website www.gmp.police.uk, quoting incident 94 of 20 February 2022. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.