A WOMAN has died after suffering serious injuries in a crash outside a primary school.

Police investigating the incident say there is some suggestion that the woman was driving the car, a Ford Fiesta, before losing control of the vehicle and falling out. The car then continued reversing before driving over her.

Paramedics were rushed to the scene, close to St Thomas Primary in Clarence Street, Leigh, at around 11.30am yesterday.

The woman - thought to be in her late 60s - suffered serious injuries and was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead hours later.

Sgt Andrew Page, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This incident appears to have come as a result of an incredibly tragic set of circumstances and I want to extend my deepest condolences to the loved ones of the woman who passed away.

“We are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing to anyone who may have information that can assist us to please get in touch.”

Anybody with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 1110 of December 3.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.