Pedestrian killed in Whiteparish

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A PEDESTRIAN has died following a collision with a car on the A36 in Whiteparish.

The accident involving a car and a pedestrian happened shortly before 5pm near the junction with Brickworth Corner.

Wiltshire Police and Great Western Ambulance Service sent immediate response vehicles but the man, who has not yet been named, had already died when they arrived.

Emergency services are at the scene and the road is expected to remain closed for several hours while police investigate.

Local diversions are in place and drivers are being advised to avoid the area if possible.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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4:39am Thu 17 Jan 13

Tulyar says...

Really poor reporting.

Cars generally need to have a driver, and there must therefore have been another party involved. Did they run away? Have the Police charged or cautioned them? Was this a runaway car?
Really poor reporting. Cars generally need to have a driver, and there must therefore have been another party involved. Did they run away? Have the Police charged or cautioned them? Was this a runaway car? Tulyar
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10:29am Thu 17 Jan 13

mattferris says...

What a comment to make u plank were you there no i was with my two colleagues who directed traffic to prevent further accidents whilst i tried to save his life with another person for 20 mins or more until paramedics arrived still didn't give up hope dispite horrific injuries until paramedic told us to stop think off the gentlemans family until the investigation complete no one knows what happened
What a comment to make u plank were you there no i was with my two colleagues who directed traffic to prevent further accidents whilst i tried to save his life with another person for 20 mins or more until paramedics arrived still didn't give up hope dispite horrific injuries until paramedic told us to stop think off the gentlemans family until the investigation complete no one knows what happened mattferris
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10:36am Thu 17 Jan 13

mattferris says...

Also one further comment shame to the dozen cars that just drive on by before i.stopped
Also one further comment shame to the dozen cars that just drive on by before i.stopped mattferris
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1:20pm Thu 17 Jan 13

gotanybiscuits? says...

Well done Matt
Well done Matt gotanybiscuits?
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9:34pm Thu 17 Jan 13

MichelleT1 says...

Very sad! This poor elderly gentleman! My deepest sympathy's for the gentleman and his family! Matt, am I correct that the limit after the traffic lights past the bus-stop is 70mph zone? I was the one with my car stopped at the bus-stop between the tragic accident and oncoming vehicles. All of last night, I could not understand how this tragedy happened! I watched you and the girls trying very hard to resuscitate this poor gentleman. Terrible shock for all involved!
Very sad! This poor elderly gentleman! My deepest sympathy's for the gentleman and his family! Matt, am I correct that the limit after the traffic lights past the bus-stop is 70mph zone? I was the one with my car stopped at the bus-stop between the tragic accident and oncoming vehicles. All of last night, I could not understand how this tragedy happened! I watched you and the girls trying very hard to resuscitate this poor gentleman. Terrible shock for all involved! MichelleT1
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