Wigan road death: Appeal to help trace family of woman ‘in her 90s’ hit by lorry

A woman believed to be in her 90s who was killed when hit by a lorry in Wigan yesterday remains unidentified – and now police are appealing to the public to help trace her family.

Authorities were called to Leigh Road around 11.45 am yesterday, following reports that a woman had been hit by a lorry.

When officers arrived at the scene, the elderly woman was found dead, but police were unable to identify her or trace any relatives.

Sergeant Mark Thomas, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we have not been able to identify this woman and therefore cannot identify her next of kin.”

The woman was white, with short, grey hair. She was wearing a beige coat and blue trousers, and had a black and purple tartan wheeled shopping trolley.

Sergeant Mark Thomas added: “We believe she lives locally and are hoping someone will know her or someone related to her based on the description we have provided.

“Finding out this way is of course devastating and the last thing we want but unfortunately we have been left with no alternative.”

There are specially trained officers on hand to deal with any reports about the incident, and anyone with any information is urged to contact the serious investigation unit on 0161 856 4741.

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