A DRIVER who was arrested after a crash that led to the death of a pedestrian has been released as police continue their investigation.

As reported, Muhammed Sabir Khan, aged 82, died on Tuesday in Salford Royal Hospital following the serious crash at around 6.10am on Friday, October 27, in Blackburn Road.

A green Golf collided with Mr Khan as he crossed the road to attend morning prayer.

A 47-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop after a collision and causing injury by dangerous driving has been released under investigation.

Constable Karl Horner, from GMP’s Serious Collision Unit, said: “This is a tragic case where an elderly man has died as a result of this collision.

“His family are understandably devastated and we are doing everything we can to support them and give them the answers they deserve.

"I would continue to urge anyone with any information to please contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 345 of October 27 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.