Horror on Greater Manchester's roads

12 November 2018, 05:33 | Updated: 12 November 2018, 05:36

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Three people are still being held for questioning following a series of tragedies on roads in Greater Manchester.

Eight year old Emily Connor was hit by a car in Salford on Saturday morning - she's been described by her family as the kindest person they ever knew

Seventeen year old cyclist Trent Warburton was knocked doen in Oldham during the early hours of Saturday - another teenager's critical in hospital

A twenty-one year old woman's died after she was hit by a car in Middleton on Friday night.

Two of the three suspects are accused of drink driving.

Assistant Chief Constable Rob Potts said: "A number of people have sadly lost their lives and even more tragically this has included children, with one as young as eight-years-old.

"Our thoughts are with the families and friends who have lost someone, as well as those who are at hospital with loved ones who are critically ill.

"I also want to recognise the actions of first responders, along with our communities, who have no doubt been affected themselves.

"We are still in the early stages of establishing the circumstances surrounding these collisions but I think they serve as a stark reminder of the importance of road safety.

"It is, and will continue to be, a priority for GMP and we are dedicated to not only policing the roads but also working with partners to educate people on its importance.

"As people get into their cars this evening, I would ask you to please recognise the safety of yourself, other road users and pedestrians.

"Simple things such as watching your speed, planning your journey so you don't feel the need to rush, avoiding alcohol and not being distracted by your phone could ultimately save lives.

"The evenings are also getting darker earlier and winter weather can make conditions challenging. If you're cycling you should wear high-visibility clothing and have appropriate lights. If you are walking, please consider also wearing high-vis clothing and carrying a torch.

"I would urge anyone with information about any of these collisions to please contact our Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 and help our officers understand exactly how they occurred."