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Man arrested after fatal hit and run accident in Salford

Appeal for information sign on Littleton Road, Salford Photo: Adam McClean, ITV Granada

A man has died after being struck by a car in Salford.

It happened on Littleton Road yesterday evening.

Police say the pedestrian, a 52-year-old man, was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

The car, a grey Renault Megane, did not stop at the scene but was later recovered on Dalton Drive.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene and remains in police custody for questioning.

Officers are appealing for information and witnesses.

We are in the early stages of our investigation and are piecing together the circumstances leading to this collision that has resulted in a man sadly losing his life.

“We would urge anyone who witnessed the collision or a grey Renault Megane before or after the incident to contact police.”

– Detective Inspector Helen Bell, Greater Manchester Police