Withington crash: Two women killed after car ploughs into pedestrians outside hospital in Manchester

Hatty Collier
Police at the scene in a car park at Withington Community Hospital in Manchester: PA

Two women have died after a car ploughed into a group of pedestrians outside a hospital.

The vehicle crashed into pedestrians in a car park outside the hospital in Manchester on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were called to reports of a serious collision at Withington Community Hospital shortly after 2.05pm on Tuesday.

Two women were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and both later died.

Police stand guard at a cordon outside a hospital in Manchester (PA)

An 89-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and serious injury by dangerous driving.

Senior Investigating Officer Sergeant Lee Westhead, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit for Greater Manchester Police, said: "My thoughts go out to anyone affected by this tragic incident.

"An investigation has commenced to establish the circumstances.

The vehicle being towed away from the scene of the crash (PA)

"We are in the very early stages of the investigation and I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw the vehicle beforehand, to contact my team as soon as possible."

A spokeswoman for North West Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 2.05pm to attend reports of a road traffic collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian."

Anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.