Woman dies following police pursuit collision
A woman has died after being struck by a vehicle that was involved in a police pursuit.
The incident occurred during the early hours of Sunday morning (February 20) after a Greater Manchester Police patrol vehicle spotted a black BMW driving at speed on the M60.
The officer followed the vehicle attempting to bring it to a stop using emergency equipment on Stockport Road, but the driver carried on towards the junction of Kingsway and Wilmslow Road where the BMW was then involved in a collision with two pedestrians who were walking along the pavement.
The force said despite the best efforts of police and paramedics, a 71-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A 64-year-old man was taken to hospital in a serious condition.
The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct in line with normal policy.
A 35-year-old man has since been arrested in connection with the incident.
Police Sergeant Phil Shaw, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Tragically, a woman has lost her life as a result of this incident and our thoughts are very much with her family at this time. A full investigation has been launched and we are hopeful that there may be some witnesses who have dashcam footage that could assist with the investigation”.