Latest updates: Pensioner dies after being hit by lorry in Cheetham Hill

A pensioner has died after he was hit by a lorry in Cheetham Hill. Part of Cheetham Hill Road, outside Trinity United Church, was closed off by police after the man was struck by the HGV at about 2pm on Tuesday afternoon. It’s believed the pedestrian is aged in his 70s or 80s.

A GMP spokesman said on Tuesday afternoon: “We were called today at about 2pm to Cheetham Hill Road near the junction with Greenhill Road, to reports of an accident between a lorry and a man. “The man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries. “The road remains closed between Greenhill Road and Heywood Street while police remain at the scene.”

Police confirmed later on Tuesday that the man had passed away.

Anyone with further information or who witnessed the incident is urged to contact police on 101.

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