Sana Patel Biography
Sana Patel named by police the girl who died in a hit and run crash. She was from Blackburn, died at the scene on the M61 in Lancashire.
Girl, 12, killed in motorway hit and run – hunt for the driver focuses on West Yorkshire
People in Vauxhall Corsa fled the scene of the motorway crash which killed Sana Patel
BY STEVE ROBSON, WAYNE ANKERS
17:34, 7 JUL 2019UPDATED17:35, 7 JUL 2019 https://t.co/J8N9JTn5Kd
— BradfordEye (@bradfordeye) July 7, 2019
Sana Patel Age
She was 12 years old
Sana Patel Accident
The crash happened on the northbound carriageway between junction eight and Bolton West/Rivington services.
Lancashire Police said a 23-year-old woman from Mirfield, Yorkshire, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
A 12-year-old girl has died in a hit-and-run on the M61. She’s been named as Sana Patel, of Blackburn. Meanwhile a 15 year old girl has died after a hit and run in Paisley. A 20-year-old man has been arrested. pic.twitter.com/5dukClNHDn
— Global’s Newsroom (@GlobalsNewsroom) July 7, 2019
A 28-year-old man from Dewsbury was also detained on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. Both remain in custody.
Police Investigation on Crash and Statements
A 12 year-old girl has died following a collision yesterday on the M61 near #Bolton.
She has been named as Sana Patel from Blackburn.@LancsPolice have launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses or anybody with information to come forward. pic.twitter.com/IXfMRrlz6T
— Hits Manchester News (@hitsmcrnews) July 7, 2019
The force said five other people in the Qashqai suffered minor injuries, while those in the Corsa fled the scene on foot.
Det Supt Andy Cribbin said: “This was a tragic incident in which 12-year-old Sana Patel lost her life and our thoughts are very much with her family and friends at this unimaginably difficult time.
Police Appeal for hit and run crash any real time dashboard video footage or images
“There are no words to describe what they will be going through and we send them our deepest condolences.
“We have now made two arrests but are very much still trying to establish what happened and are asking anybody who saw the collision or either vehicle in the moments before it happened to get in touch as soon as possible.”
Police Appeal to Hit and Run Drivers
‘We are now appealing directly to them. We know the car is registered to an address in West Yorkshire and we are appealing for the driver and any passenger at the time of the collision to make contact with us as soon as possible.
‘A 12-year-old girl has tragically lost her life, so we would urge them to search their conscience and do the right thing by contacting us.
‘We are also asking anybody who saw the collision, or saw either vehicle in the moments before it happened, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.’
Police closed the motorway overnight and only reopened the stretch of road at 9am this morning.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Sana Patel, from Blackburn, died following a collision on the M61 final night time
- Police have launched a manhunt after those travelling in the other automobile fled
- Vauxhall Corsa motive force and passengers ran away on foot after destroy with Nissan
- woman, 23, and guy, 28, had been arrested in reference to the case