Woman struck by HGV at Rochdale pedestrian crossing dies

Spotland Road, Rochdale
The woman was struck by the HGV on Spotland Road on Thursday afternoon

A woman has died after being hit by an HGV while crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing, police have said.

Greater Manchester Police said the 63-year-old died at the scene after being struck on Spotland Road, Rochdale, at about 12:20 GMT on Thursday.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

Appealing for witnesses, PC Philip Drummond said officers were "following up on a number of lines of enquiry".

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