Girl, 11, dies after being hit by car
A LITTLE girl has died after being hit by a Range Rover in Rochdale.
The 11-year-old girl was struck on Taylor Street at around 3.30pm on Monday.
Police say the child was pronounced dead at the scene, despite the best efforts of the emergency services.
A 33-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
She remained in custody for questioning as the Observer went to press.
A police investigation has now been launched and enquiries are ongoing.
Police Sergeant Lee Westhead, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was an incredibly tragic incident that has left a family heartbroken and we have specially trained officers supporting them at this unimaginably difficult time. While we have a woman in custody, our investigation is clearly in its very early stages and I would urge anyone who witnessed this collision or has any information or dash-cam footage to please get in touch.”
A police scene was put in place and Taylor Street was closed at the junction with Red Lane and Whitworth Road.
Anyone with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1204 of 01/10/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.