Elderly man struck by car in Oldham dies

An elderly man has died after he was struck by a car on a rural lane in Greater Manchester.

Police said he was walking with friends on Platting Road in Lydgate, Oldham, when he was hit by a Nissan X Trail at about 16:40 GMT.

He suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he later died.

No-one else was injured in the collision, including the female driver of the car. Police are appealing for information.

Platting Road has been closed while an investigation is carried out.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Manchester



13 °C 9 °C


  • The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge and Prince GeorgeGorgeous George

    Baby steals show as tour reveals rise in support for monarchy

  • Houses of ParliamentBig impact?

    How a Scottish Yes vote would change the UK Parliament

  • Kim Jong-un visits a children's campThe Notepad Men

    Who are the people who take down Kim Jong-un's every word?

  • Donald Tusk7 days quiz

    What made Poland's prime minister become an internet hit?

  • Beebcoins logoMaking money

    How easy is to coin your own virtual currency?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.