Elderly pedestrian dies following Bebington collision

Merseyside Police has confirmed that an 83-year-old man involved in a road traffic collision on Monday has sadly passed away.

Police were contacted following reports that a car being driven at the junction of Teehey Lane and Roland Avenue in Bebington had been in collision with an elderly pedestrian.

The pedestrian sustained a serious head injury and was taken to hospital. He passed away in hospital on Wednesday, 6 March, and his family are being supported by family liaison officers. The car involved in the collision, a black BMW 1 Series, was recovered a short time later in Sandymount Drive in Bebington.

A 23-year-old man from the Tranmere area, who was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision, has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Simon Duffy said, “Our condolences go out to the family of the man, and we will continue to support them as our investigation continues.

“We’re still appealing to anyone who saw the BMW between Teehey Lane and Sandymount Drive to contact us as soon as possible. We would also like to trace anyone who believes they captured the car on a dashcam or has any other information which could assist our investigation.”

Anyone who has any information which could assist the investigation is asked to DM @MerPolCC, contact SCIU on (0151) 777 5747, or email SCIU@merseyside.police.uk quoting reference number 24000226643.

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