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Two pensioners killed in Wigan collision

Two men have died following a collision in Wigan.

Shortly before 8:15pm on Friday 21 December 2019, police were called to Upholland Road in Billinge to reports that three pedestrians had been involved in a collision with a Ford Kuga.

Two men – one who is believed to be in his 80s and the other in his 70s – and a woman believed to be in her 70s were taken to hospital.

Sadly the men were pronounced dead a short time later.

The woman remains in hospital in a serious condition but her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

An investigation has been launched by the Greater Manchester Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Further enquiries have established that the pedestrians were crossing Upholland Road, close to the junction with Longshaw Old Road, at the time of the collision.

Police Sergeant Darren Hancock, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “First and foremost, I want to extend my sincere condolences to the families of the men who died following the collision on Upholland Road last night.

“We are working to provide their loved ones with support from specially trained officers as they come to terms with their loss.

“Local residents may notice an increased police presence in the area as we conduct further enquiries and we are appealing to anyone with information or dashcam footage that can assist us to please get in touch.”

Anybody with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2764 of 20/12/19, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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