A MUM, 34, has been killed and two girls, aged four and 13, were injured in a Mercedes hit-and-run crash in Wigan.
The collision involved three cars, including a pickup truck and Volkswagen Polo.
Cops have appealed for the driver and passengers in the pickup truck to come forward after the 34-year-old woman died in a three-vehicle collision.
A green Volkswagen Amarok failed to stop at the scene of Saturday’s incident in Bickershaw Lane, Wigan, which also involved a black Volkswagen Polo and a silver Mercedes.
The woman driver of the Polo later died in hospital while her passengers, a 29-year-old man and two girls aged four and 13, were also taken to hospital, reports the Press Association.
Police said the occupants of the Mercedes, a 21-year-old man and two 20-year-old men, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and are also receiving hospital treatment.
The Amarok was later found abandoned in Bolton House Road in Wigan.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision which took place at about 5.30pm on Saturday.
Sergeant Joseph Barron, from Greater Manchester Police, said: “This is a senseless incident that has resulted in tragedy.
“My thoughts are with the victim’s family. We will be doing everything we can to support them.
“We sadly deal with incidents of this nature often, people lose their lives on our roads and it never gets any easier.
“Occasionally however 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 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.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741, alternatively call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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