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Appeal for witnesses after pedestrian is killed near Upstreet

By Times_Cant  |  Posted: November 10, 2011

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died after being hit by a car just after midnight this morning on the A28 Island Road near Upstreet, Canterbury.

The 50-year-old pedestrian, who has not been named, died after being hit by a red Ford Ka.

PC Guy Ditcher, of the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "The man, who we believe is from Canterbury, was walking along the west-bound carriageway when he was in collision with a red Ford Ka which was travelling from the Canterbury direction towards Sarre."

The man was taken to Margate's Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital with multiple injuries but died shortly after 5am.

The driver of the Ka, a man in his 30s from the Isle of Sheppey, and his passenger, a woman in her 30s from Thanet, were not injured.

PC Ditcher said: "This collision happened in a rural location with no pavement or street lighting. We are appealing for anyone who may have seen the man, who was wearing dark clothing, walking along the road last night to call us, so we can piece together what happened."

The road was closed until 5.30am this morning while the Ka was recovered.

If you can help, call 01622 798538.

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