Pensioner, 70, dies after being hit by lorry

The scene of the accident
The scene of the accident

AN ELDERLY woman has died after being hit by a lorry in Wigan.

At around 2.45pm on Saturday emergency services were called to Gerard Street, Ashton, following reports of a crash between a woman in her 70s and a lorry.

The woman was critically injured and sadly died at the scene. Formal ID was due to take place later in the day.

Gerard Street has been closed at the junction with Princess Road and Warrington Road.

Anyone with information or dash-cam footage should phone the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.