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Woman arrested after boy dies in collision in Oldham

The incident happened on Park Road in Oldham. Credit: MEN Media

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal collision in Oldham.

A boy, believed to be aged 14, has died after a silver BMW collided with a pedestrian on Park Road at around 8.15am this morning.

He was taken to hospital but was later pronounced dead.

It is believed that the boy was a year 10 pupil at Hathershaw College and that he was on his way to school when he was hit by the car.

Road closures were in place at the junctions of Woodstock Street and Kings Road, although they have now been lifted.

Greater Manchester Police have said that enquiries are ongoing.

Chief Inspector Nicola De Maine said: “This is a tragic and very sad incident. Our thoughts are with the boy’s family at this dreadful time.

“Specialist officers are supporting them while we investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.

“If you were in the area at the time and witnessed the collision, or have any details that can assist our investigations, please call the police.”

Police can be contacted on 0161 856 4744. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.