Pedestrian dies after being hit by car as he lay in South Road, Durham

The Northern Echo: Pedestrian dies after being hit as he lay in road Pedestrian dies after being hit as he lay in road

A PEDESTRIAN has died after being hit by a car in Durham.

Police say it is believed the dead man was lying in the road when he was hit by a Vauxhall Corsa.

The accident happened shortly before 10.30pm last night in South Road, Durham.

The victim, 34-year-old man from Garden Lane, in Durham, suffered fatal injuries.

The Corsa driver, a 31-year-old woman from Sunniside and her passenger, a 36-year-old man from Bishop Auckland, were uninjured.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who saw the collision or has any information about it to contact them directly on 0191 3752159 or ring Durham Police on 101 and ask for the road policing unit.

 

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11:51am Fri 21 Mar 14

greenfinger says...

how can you not spot someone lying in the road?
how can you not spot someone lying in the road? greenfinger
  • Score: -36

12:42pm Fri 21 Mar 14

behonest says...

greenfinger wrote:
how can you not spot someone lying in the road?
Well perhaps, but I'd suggest lying on a main road is probably not a particularly sensible thing to do. But we don't yet know the facts, of course..
[quote][p][bold]greenfinger[/bold] wrote: how can you not spot someone lying in the road?[/p][/quote]Well perhaps, but I'd suggest lying on a main road is probably not a particularly sensible thing to do. But we don't yet know the facts, of course.. behonest
  • Score: 20

1:24pm Fri 21 Mar 14

hasanopinion says...

greenfinger wrote:
how can you not spot someone lying in the road?
uummm it was 10.30 at night??
im not saying the road isnt well lit i dont know the road or the area but id say that the time of night may have been a factor.
[quote][p][bold]greenfinger[/bold] wrote: how can you not spot someone lying in the road?[/p][/quote]uummm it was 10.30 at night?? im not saying the road isnt well lit i dont know the road or the area but id say that the time of night may have been a factor. hasanopinion
  • Score: 12

1:39pm Fri 21 Mar 14

anonymous343 says...

The response of the individuals who helped in the aftermath was commendable. In particular the lady and gentleman who were first to the scene and did what they could to try and resuscitate the man; very brave and calm in such extreme circumstances. The road is lit on one side by street lights and there isn't much pavement on the side where it happened due to parked cars. Thoughts go out to those affected.
The response of the individuals who helped in the aftermath was commendable. In particular the lady and gentleman who were first to the scene and did what they could to try and resuscitate the man; very brave and calm in such extreme circumstances. The road is lit on one side by street lights and there isn't much pavement on the side where it happened due to parked cars. Thoughts go out to those affected. anonymous343
  • Score: 19

2:31pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Cycling Scientist says...

Travelling this road regularely on my way back from work on my bike, I agree there is enough light. However, the road has some bends and it is a bit bumpy in the vertical dimension. So a person lying on the ground can be hid from view when he is in sort of a ditch. Together with the time of the day when the road is free and not may people are around, I understand it is a very unlikely situation for a motorist having suddenly a person on the ground in front of him. Very tragic this, and the big question is why the victim lay on the ground. My thoughts are with the next of kin and the unfortunate motorist who got confronted with the situation of killing somebody without guilt (assuming there was no speeding involved).
Travelling this road regularely on my way back from work on my bike, I agree there is enough light. However, the road has some bends and it is a bit bumpy in the vertical dimension. So a person lying on the ground can be hid from view when he is in sort of a ditch. Together with the time of the day when the road is free and not may people are around, I understand it is a very unlikely situation for a motorist having suddenly a person on the ground in front of him. Very tragic this, and the big question is why the victim lay on the ground. My thoughts are with the next of kin and the unfortunate motorist who got confronted with the situation of killing somebody without guilt (assuming there was no speeding involved). Cycling Scientist
  • Score: 11

8:13am Mon 24 Mar 14

MartinMo says...

Successful suicide attempt, failed car jacking, just some idiot, neknomiation task or someone with health issues and just collapsed whilst crossing. As yet we don't know.
Successful suicide attempt, failed car jacking, just some idiot, neknomiation task or someone with health issues and just collapsed whilst crossing. As yet we don't know. MartinMo
  • Score: 0

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