Man in his seventies loses life on Banbury pedestrian crossing


A witness appeal has been launched following the incident on Friday evening

A man in his seventies lost his life on a pedestrian crossing in Banbury on Friday evening (March 24) after being hit by a car.   The vehicle’s 18-year-old female driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The incident happened at around 10.35pm on the crossing by the Thai Orchid restaurant

A red Nissan Pixo collided with the pedestrian – a man from Warwickshire.    He suffered serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.  His next of kin have been informed and they are being supported by specially trained officers.

A 19-year-old woman also received minor injuries.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

The driver of the car – who’s from the Cherwell area – has been released on bail.

Lead investigating officer, Sergeant Edward Crofts of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, based at Bicester, said: “We are conducting an investigation following this incident in which a man has sadly lost his life. My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and one person has been arrested and bailed.

“We are appealing for witnesses and are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have been driving in the area at the time of the incident and may have dash-cam footage of the incident or the moments leading up to the collision.

“Also we would ask anyone who has CCTV to check their footage and get in touch if it shows anything that may assist our investigation.

“If you have dash-cam or CCTV footage please upload it to our online portal page, or if you have information please call 101 quoting reference 43230131776.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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