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Woman dies after Land Rover ploughs into three people outside pub

A WOMAN aged in her 40s has died after a Land Rover ploughed into three people stood outside a pub, police have confirmed. 

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Emergency services were called to Ormskirk Road in Wigan at around 9.20pm last night (April 8) following reports of a major collision.  

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A silver Land Rover Freelander was travelling towards Orrell Road when it collided with three pedestrians stood on the pavement.  

A driver failed to stop at the scene. 

Emergency services attended and sadly, a woman in her 40s was taken to hospital but later died. 

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Two other male pedestrians suffered serious injuries. 

Officers have arrested two males on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They remain in custody at this time. 

The scene remains closed and drivers are advised to take alternative routes.   

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PC Oliver Batty from Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit has confirmed that an investigation has now been launched.  

He said: “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family who are understandably devastated by the circumstances of how their loved one has lost their life. 

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“We immediately launched an investigation into the circumstances and the road has been closed for some time whilst we carried out a number of enquiries. 

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“We’re keen to hear from anyone who may have any information or dash-cam footage that may be able to assist with our investigation and give the woman’s family the answers they deserve. 

“In particular, anyone who may have seen a silver Land Rover Freelander in the area of Ormskirk Road in the minutes leading up to this incident is urged to contact us. 

“Anyone with information is asked to call 0161 856 4741 or report it online or via LiveChat at www.gmp.police.uk.” 

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A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Just before 9.30pm last night (Friday April 8), one fire engine from Wigan central and two fire engines from Lancashire Fire and Rescue service were called to reports of a collision on Ormskirk road, Wigan.” 

“Crews arrived quickly at scene. The incident involved one vehicle which had collided with three pedestrians.” 

“Firefighters using trauma equipment, worked with colleagues from North West Ambulance service to treat four people at the scene. Two people were taken to hospital.” 

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“Firefighters were in attendance for around three hours.” 

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