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Two children hit by car, one girl aged 10 dies

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a 10-year-old girl died.

It has also been confirmed that another girl was hit by the same vehicle in the incident.
The second girl was hospitalised after being hit and remains in a stable condition.

Police said that they were called to reports of two children being hit by a red Land Rover Discovery, in Coleridge Road, Oldham, at about 5pm yesterday afternoon (18 December).

The 10-year-old girl was taken to hospital with serious injuries but died a short time later.

The car preceded to hit a lamp post following the two girls being struck by the vehicle.

Sergeant Matthew Waggett said: “Our thoughts are with the little girl’s family at this unimaginably difficult time.

“Whilst we have arrested a man, we are continuing at pace with our investigation as we work to establish the full circumstances of this collision and are asking that anyone who has dashcam footage or any information about the red Land Rover Discovery during the collision or prior to the collision speaks to police.

“This collision happened at a busy time of day and we are hopeful that there are a number of witnesses who can assist police with their inquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked contact police on 0161 856 4741, quoting number 2185 of December 18.