Man, 47, hit by Ford Ranger truck dies after emergency vehicles race to scene

A man has tragically died after he was hit by a Ford Ranger truck in Wigan last weekend. Police were called to Castle Hill Road in the Hindley area last Saturday (6 November) at around 9.30pm to reports of a collision between the vehicle and a pedestrian. A 47-year-old man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

:Life on the street where rats and flies are forcing homeowners to sell He sadly died in hospital on Monday (8 November). His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

The driver of the Ford Ranger remained at the scene to assist police with their enquiries, GMP said. No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who has dashcam footage is being urged to contact police so they can help provide the victim’s family with answers.

The A58 Castle Hill Road had to be shut in both directions at the junction of Sandy Lane for a number of hours following the horror collision. At least five emergency vehicles could be seen in attendance.

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Police Constable Philip Drummond, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with the man’s family who are understandably devastated and we’re doing all we can to bring this family some answers. “Since the collision occurred, we’ve been following up a number of lines of enquiry and we’re still continuing to appeal for anyone who may have seen anything or may have some dashcam footage to come forward as it may assist with our investigation. Anyone with information should call 0161 856 4741 quoting log number 2930 of 06/11/21.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.