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Woman Dies After After Being Run Over By Her Own Car

Police says a woman who died in Leigh yesterday may have run over herself with her own car.

At around 11:30am yesterday (3 December 2019), officers were called to a property on Clarence Street to reports that a woman had been seriously injured after being involved in a collision with a Ford Fiesta.

The woman – who is believed to be in her late 60s – was taken to hospital for treatment but she was sadly pronounced dead hours later.

The full circumstances surrounding the collision remain under investigation; however there is some suggestion that the woman was driving the car herself before she lost control of the vehicle and fell out. The car then continued reversing before driving over her.

Sergeant Andrew Page, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This incident appears to have come as a result of an incredibly tragic set of circumstances and I want to extend my deepest condolences to the loved ones of the woman who passed away.

“We are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing to anyone who may have information that can assist us to please get in touch.”

Anybody with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 1110 of 3 December 2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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