Mother dies and six injured in Wigan hit-and-run car crash

The incident happened on Bickershaw Lane in Wigan. (GOOGLE)

A woman has been killed and six people have been injured in a hit-and-run multi-vehicle crash in Wigan.

The 34-year-old was driving a Polo when it collided into a Mercedes and a Volkswagen in Bickershaw Lane at around 5:30pm on Saturday, April 20.

Emergency services scrambled to the scene but sadly the mother died at a local hospital.

The Volkswagen did not stop at the scene of the crash and was found abandoned on Bolton House Road.

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Three men in the Mercedes have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The men, two aged 20 and one aged 21, are in hospital with minor to serious injuries.

A 13-year-old girl also suffered serious injuries in the crash, while a four-year-old girl and a 29-year-old man were also hurt.

Police have urged any witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Joseph Barron from Greater Manchester Police said: “Occasionally an incident occurs that takes a life and it leaves us all asking why it needed to happen?

“Children have been left without a mother, all because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“The driver and the occupants of the green Volkswagen Amarok know very well that they have questions to answer about their behaviour.

“They left the scene without thought for the people in the cars around them – they owe it to the victim’s family now to come forward and talk to police.

“Around the time of the collision there were many people around, and driving by. We would like to hear from anyone who saw any of the cars involved prior to the collision, or saw the Amarok making off from the scene. We would particularly like to hear from anyone who may have dash-cam footage. The information you provide could be vital to our investigation.

“Three people remain in custody today for questioning, we hope in the coming days we can piece together what has happened in order to give the family of the victim the answers they deserve.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741, alternatively call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”