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Appeal for dashcam footage after woman dies in crash
Sunday 11th February 2018 @ 14:33 by Nigel Skinner
Ashton Denton & Audenshaw Gorton & Openshaw Greater Manchester Hyde News

Police are appealing from anyone who witnessed a crash last night which tragically claimed the life of an elderly woman to contact them.

An elderly man also injured in the collision is in a life-threatening condition in hospital.

The tragedy happened just before 8.10pm last night (Saturday) when police were called to Hyde Road (A57), Ardwick, to reports that two cars had been involved in a collision.

Police say a black VW Golf was travelling towards Hyde when it collided with a grey Nissan Micra travelling in the opposite direction.

The passenger of the Micra, a woman in her 70s, sadly died at the scene.

The driver of the Micra – a man in his 70s – is in a life-threatening condition in hospital.

The driver of the Golf – who is in his 30s – suffered minor injuries, but was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drink-driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He remains in police custody for questioning.

Part of the A57 was closed in both directions for a number of hours following the collision as officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit attended and launched an investigation in to the circumstances and forensic and reconstruction work took place.

Sergeant Lee Westhead from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “My thoughts are with the family at this terrible time.

“We will continue to offer them support as we try to establish exactly what happened last night.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw this collision take place, to please contact us as a matter of urgency.

“I would also ask that anyone who was driving along that stretch of road, who has a dash cam, to please check their footage. There might be something on there that could be vital to this investigation.”

Information can be passed on by calling the SCIU team direct on 0161 856 4741.