Man dies after being run over by his own car

Sean Russell
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A man has died after being run over by his own car in Bolton, Greater Manchester

The 69-year-old man had returned from a walk but while trying to stop the Kia Sportage rolling downhill, the pensioner was run over at about 2:20pm at the junction of Crompton Way and Crompton Vale. 

Emergency services attended the scene, but the man was pronounced dead.

Sergeant Philip Shaw of Greater Manchester Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This appears to be a tragic accident and our thoughts are with this man’s family at this terribly difficult time for them.

“It remains important that we conduct an investigation into the circumstances of this incident to make sure the family have answers to why this happened.

“We encourage anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the car prior to the man's return to it, or has any information that may assist our enquiries to get in touch.”

Contact police on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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