Bouquets mark spot of fatal road collision tragedy

Flowers placed at the scene of a fatal accident on Ormskirk Road, Pemberton. Below - Megan
Flowers placed at the scene of a fatal accident on Ormskirk Road, Pemberton. Below - Megan

FRIENDS and relatives have laid flowers at the scene of a horror road smash where a young Wigan woman was fatally injured.

A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of Megan Louise Hoskins’s manslaughter has now been freed on bail pending further police inquiries.

Megan Hoskins

Megan Hoskins

The careworker’s distraught family were today being comforted by specialist police liaison officers and have asked for privacy.

Emergency services were called to Ormskirk Road in Pemberton near to the former Carnegie Library building at 12.45am on Sunday morning after reports of a collision between a pedestrian and two taxis.

They found 20-year-old Megan, who is believed to live locally, trapped underneath a black Skoda Octavia taxi.

Striking firefighters from Wigan’s Green Watch immediately abandoned their pension protest picket line to rescue her from underneath the car using specialist lifting gear.

She was rushed to hospital but lost her battle for life several hours later.

Initial inquiries have established that shortly before the collision there had been an altercation between the woman and a 20-year-old man.

She found herself in the road and was hit by two cars, both of which were taxis and Ormskirk Road remained closed until early evening where traffic officers analysed the accident scene.

Det Insp Paul Rollinson from Wigan division said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with this young woman’s family and friends at this tragic time while they come to terms with their loss.

“We are trying to establish the circumstances leading up to the incident and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information about what happened before to call us with any information.”

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call police on 0161 856 1827 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.