Major road shut and person in hospital after being hit by car - latest updates
A major road in Tameside is closed this evening (November 20) after a pedestrian was struck by a car, police have confirmed.
Manchester Road in Audenshaw is currently shut. The closure is in place around the Snipe Retail Park.
Buses are also being diverted due to the closure. Stagecoach said: "Routes 7/216. Due to a Police incident on Manchester Road outside Snipe, services heading to Manchester are diverting via Moss Way, Audenshaw Road, Ashton Hill Lane, Market Street and resume at Droylsden. Stops on Manchester Road from Snipe to Droylsden will not be served.
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Police have since confirmed that the collision took place at around 6pm and the extent of the victim's injuries are unknown. Cops are urging drivers to find an alternative route.
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Pedestrian hit by car taken to hospital with major Tameside road closed
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “At around 6.30pm (on Monday, 20 November), one fire engine from Ashton was called to attend a road traffic collision between a car and a person on Manchester Road, Audenshaw.
“Our crews arrived quickly at the scene and worked with North West Ambulance to make the area safe before departing after approximately 20 minutes. One person was conveyed to hospital by NWAS paramedics.”
One person has been hospitalised, it has been confirmed.