Elderly pedestrian hit by Wigan Council van dies

An elderly woman has died after being hit by a council van in Wigan, Greater Manchester.

The woman in her 70s was on Standishgate near the town centre when the Ford Transit collided with her at 0950 BST.

She suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the roadside.

The van driver was uninjured, but was taken to hospital by ambulance crews as a precaution. Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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