Crime

Sale woman is named as the victim of a hit and run in Manchester

By Peter Trollope at

A Sale woman has been identified as the victim in a hit and run accident in Hulme as she crossed Chester Road on Thursday night.

Emma Galton was struck by a silver Ford Mondeo at she crossed the pedestrian crossing near to the junction of Manson Avenue, Old Trafford, at 9.25 pm and sadly died at the scene despite the best efforts of emergency services.

Emma Galton

A 28-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. She remains in custody for questioning.

Enquiries remain ongoing to trace the driver of the silver Ford Mondeo which fled the scene immediately after the collision.  Police successfully traced the car and found the vehicle parked up in the North Reddish area of Stockport.

Paying tribute to Emma, her parents said: “We are completely devastated to hear of our eldest daughter Emma’s untimely death. We know she is at peace now in heaven with the Lord Jesus.

“We would like to take this opportunity to express heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the investigation and to everyone that helped our son to get back from his holiday so that he could be with us at this heart-breaking time.”

 

Police Sergeant Danny Byrne of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Enquiries have been ongoing to trace the car and find the driver.

“We found a car matching the description we had been given and have now confirmed it was the car that was involved in the collision.

“We have arrested a woman on suspicion of assisting an offender, she is now in police custody for questioning.

 “I would like to directly appeal to the driver to come and talk to police, you know who you are, you know what happened, you should do the right thing now. We won’t stop until we find you.

“My thoughts continue to be with the woman’s family, I can’t imagine what her loved ones are going through. I want to be in a position to answer all of their questions, and I can only do that with help from those who know what happened.

“I would also like to renew my appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward, or for anyone who might know where the driver is to get in touch with police.

“We are still collecting dash-cam footage, so if you managed to capture the incident or the Silver Mondeo driving to or away from the scene, then please pass your footage to police.

Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.