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.

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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.