Friday 20 September 2019

'Tragically a young child lost her life' - girl (8) dies in UK road crash

Tess de la Mare

An eight-year-old girl has died after being knocked down by a car in Salford.

Emergency services were called to Monton Road in the suburb of Monton at around 10.40am following reports of a collision between a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a pedestrian.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently being held in custody, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

Monton Road remains closed between Cavendish Road and Half Edge Lane, the force said.

Police Sergeant Lee Westhead, of GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "Tragically a young child lost her life this morning and we are doing all we can to support her family at this devastating time."

He added: "The road closures will remain in place throughout the afternoon as investigative work is carried out so please avoid the area where possible."

Anyone with any information is urged to call GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, or alternatively to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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