22 year old mother died leaving 14 month old baby behind in Oldham collision

A woman has died following a collision in Oldham.

At around 8.55am on Saturday 25 January 2014, the driver of a silver mini Cooper lost control of the car and collided with trees on the A627 (M) southbound, close to the junction with Elk Mill.

The 22-year-old driver was taken to hospital suffering from serious head and neck injuries.

She sadly died from her injuries later on Saturday evening.

Her 14 month old son who was travelling in the car with her suffered cuts and bruises.

The motorway was closed but both carriageways reopened later.

Police Sergeant Paul Higgins from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This is an absolute tragedy and our thoughts are with the family of this young woman. We currently have specially trained officers with them to help get through this horrendous ordeal.

“I would ask anyone who may have been driving along the A627 (M) near to Elk Mill and witnessed the collision to call us.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 4742.