Police search for driver afer a man dies following a hit and run in Rochdale

Date published: 13 January 2022

A man has died in hospital after being hit by a Skoda Octavia in Rochdale, which was later found abandoned.

Police were called to a report of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Milnrow Road, Rochdale on Thursday afternoon.

Emergency services attended and a 50-year-old man was taken to hospital in a critical condition. He has since died from his injuries.

A brown Skoda Octavia had been travelling along Chichester Street in the direction of Milnrow Road. When the car reached the junction with Milnrow Road it overtook a vehicle waiting to turn left.

The Skoda crossed to the opposite side of the carriageway before turning left onto Milnrow Road and as the car turned onto the road it was subsequently involved in a collision with a pedestrian who had been crossing the road.

The Skoda failed to remain at the scene and the car was later found abandoned on Percy Street, Rochdale.

Enquiries are on-going and no arrests have been made.

Police Sergeant Andrew Page, of GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This is a tragic incident in which a man has lost his life and our thoughts are very much with his family at this incredibly sad time.

"We're continuing to appeal for information to locate the driver of the Skoda who failed to stop at the scene and we urge anyone who has any information at all to please get in touch."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 1770 of 06/01/22.

Alternatively, details can be passed using the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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