Police appeal after elderly woman, 89, is ‘seriously injured’ during hit and run in Bolton

A truly awful incident.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 17th June 2024

An urgent appeal for information has been issued after an elderly woman was “seriously injured” during a hit and run in Bolton over the weekend.

The appeal comes after Greater Manchester Police (GMP) was called out to reports of an elderly woman lying on the road along Moss Bank Way, in the Astley Bridge area of Bolton, at around 10:10am this past Saturday (15 June 2024), and when officers rushed to attend the scene, they found that the 89-year-old had sustained “serious injuries”.

The woman was taken to hospital shortly after the distressing incident, GMP confirmed, and it’s believed she still remains there in a “stable condition” while being treated for wrist and knee fractures.

According to GMP, initial police investigations have suggested that the elderly woman was a pedestrian, and sustained her injuries as she was crossing Moss Bank Way at the junction with Hill View Road when a vehicle collided with her as it turned left out of Hill View Road onto Moss Bank Way.

During the collision, the woman was knocked to the floor.


The driver of the vehicle, which police say was a silver or grey-coloured SUV, failed to stop after colliding with the woman, and then proceeded to turn left, driving westbound on Moss Bank Way, in the direction of Moss Bank Park.

With the police investigation into the distressing incident now ongoing, GMP is appealing to the Greater Manchester public and is urging witnesses, or anyone with any information, CCTV, or dashcam footage, to come forward and assist with enquiries.


Officers are also appealing for the driver of the vehicle which failed to stop to come forward too.

Moss Bank Way in Bolton, near to where the incident occurred / Credit: Google Maps

Appealing to the public following the incident, Chief Inspector Michael Parker, from GMP’s Roads Policing Unit, commented: “We are investigating a road traffic collision, where a large vehicle struck an elderly woman, while she was crossing the road near the shops in Astley Bridge.

“The scene has now been stood down while officers review CCTV footage and continue to speak with people who were in the area at the time of this incident, aiming to identify the driver of the vehicle who failed to stop. We urge the driver to come forward and if you have any information, dashcam or mobile phone footage that could support our investigation, please [share].”


Anyone with any information or footage is asked to call 101 quoting log 1049 of 15/06/2024, or share it via the LiveChat function on GMP’s website –

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Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Featured Image – Google Maps