Teenager dies after being hit by car

Flowers at the scene of a fatal crash where a young school boy died, Nook Lane, near junction of Derby Road, Golborne.
Flowers at the scene of a fatal crash where a young school boy died, Nook Lane, near junction of Derby Road, Golborne.
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A TEENAGE boy has died after a being hit by a car in Wigan.

At around 9pm on Saturday November 14, the 16-year-old was crossing Nook Lane near to the junction of Derby Road, Golborne, when he was involved in a collision with a Range Rover Evoque travelling along the road.

The boy was taken to hospital, where sadly he died of his injuries.

Officers from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit attended the scene and commenced an investigation. The 32-year-old driver of the Land Rover was not detained.

Nook Lane was closed for around six hours while the SCIU carried out their investigations.

Constable Paul Shore said: “We need anyone who may have been in the area at the time, or perhaps saw what happened to contact us so we can try and ascertain the exact circumstances of this collision.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4742 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.