Elderly woman injured in collision with bin lorry in Droylsden
Wednesday 7th February 2018 17:04 Droylsden News Posted by Lee Wild

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was thrown to the ground after being hit by a refuse lorry in Droylsden.

The 80-year-old suffered serious leg injuries in the incident, which happened on Wednesday 24 January.

At around 2pm was crossing the street on St Andrews Avenue when she was involved in a collision with the lorry. The collision knocked her to the ground but the lorry failed to stop.

A passer-by stopped to help the woman and took her to hospital where she was treated for serious injuries to her leg. Thankfully they were not life threatening.

Police Constable Chris Haxby of GMP’s Roads Policing Unit said: “Thankfully this woman didn’t suffer any life threatening injuries and is in hospital recovering however we need more information from the public to help our investigation.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, particularly the man who drove the woman to hospital in his red van. I would like to stress that he isn’t in any trouble but we believe he may hold key information.”

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101, quoting incident reference number 1365 of 27/01/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.