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Woman in her 40s is killed when Land Rover is driven into group of people on pavement outside a pub in hit-and-run before police arrest two men

  • Emergency services were called to the scene in Pemberton on Friday evening 
  • A woman in her 40s died in hospital and two men were seriously injured after a silver Land Rover Freelander collided with them near a pub on Ormskirk Road  
  • Two men arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving
  •  Anyone with information should call 0161 856 4741 or report it online

Two men have been arrested after a woman died in a suspected hit-and-run outside a pub in Wigan. 

A silver Land Rover Freelander hit three pedestrians on the pavement near a pub on Ormskirk Road in Pemberton at around 9.20pm on Friday evening, according to Greater Manchester Police. 

Emergency services were called to the scene and a woman in her 40s was taken to hospital, where she died. 

The two other male pedestrians were seriously injured, the police have said. 

Emergency services were called to the scene and a woman in her 40s was taken to hospital, where she died

Emergency services were called to the scene and a woman in her 40s was taken to hospital, where she died

The driver of the car fled the scene and officers have since arrested two men on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They remain in custody.  

A police scene remains in place this morning (Saturday April 9) with the road closed. Drivers are being urged to avoid the area. 

PC Oliver Batty, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘Our thoughts are with the woman’s family who are understandably devastated by the circumstances of how their loved one has lost their life.

‘We immediately launched an investigation into the circumstances and the road has been closed for some time whilst we carried out a number of inquiries. 

‘We’re keen to hear from anyone who may have any information or dashcam footage that may be able to assist with our investigation and give the woman’s family the answers they deserve.’

Anyone with information should call 0161 856 4741 or report it online or via LiveChat at www.gmp.police.uk. 

A police scene remains in place this morning (Saturday April 9) with the road closed

A police scene remains in place this morning (Saturday April 9) with the road closed

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service added: ‘Just before 9.30pm last night (Friday 8th April), one fire engine from Wigan central and two fire engines from Lancashire Fire and Rescue service were called to reports of a collision on Ormskirk road, Wigan.’

‘Crews arrived quickly at scene. The incident involved one vehicle which had collided with three pedestrians.’

‘Firefighters using trauma equipment, worked with colleagues from North West Ambulance service to treat four people at the scene. Two people were taken to hospital.’

‘Firefighters were in attendance for around three hours.’

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