Man, 72, dies ‘in tragic incident’ after being hit by lorry

A 72-year-old man died after being hit by a lorry in Ashton-under-Lyne, police have confirmed. The incident happened on Manchester Road yesterday on Thursday (October 14). Officers say they were called to reports of a collision between a lorry and a pedestrian just before 2pm.

Emergency services attended but despite the best efforts of paramedics, a 72-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. : Schoolgirl, 16, told to cut out sweets and fizzy drinks before heartbreaking diagnosis The driver of the lorry remained at the scene to help police with their enquiries, GMP say.

Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made. PS Phil Shaw, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a tragic incident in which a man has sadly died. Our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this time.

“This collision happened in the middle of the day and I am hopeful that there are a number of witnesses who can assist us with our enquiries. “If you were in the area at the time and witnessed this collision or have any dashcam footage, please do not hesitate to contact police.” Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 or 101 quoting incident 1785 of 14/10/21.

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