Woman, 75, hit by car in life-threatening condition

Manchester New Road in Middleton Image copyright Google
Image caption The woman was struck on Manchester New Road in Middleton

A 75-year-old woman who was hit by a car in Greater Manchester is in life-threatening condition, police say.

The woman was struck by a green Toyota Hilux shortly after 21:30 GMT on Friday on Manchester New Road in Middleton.

Police said they earlier tried to stop a car reportedly being driven erratically in Blackley, but the vehicle continued on towards Middleton.

A man, 39, was arrested at the scene of the crash on suspicion of dangerous driving and drink-driving.

He remains in custody for questioning.

Pc Ed Lister appealed for witness who saw a car travelling erratically on Victoria Avenue East to contact police.

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