Man dies after collision in Leighton Road

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A man has died following a collision in Leighton Buzzard on Friday (August 31).

Officers were called to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and a car in Leighton Road at around 10.30pm.

Emergency services attended the scene, but sadly the pedestrian died as a result of his injuries, after being conveyed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

An 18-year-old man from Leighton Buzzard has been arrested in connection with this incident and has since been released under investigation.

A man who heard the collision and helped at the scene, said: “My wife and I had left the kebab shop and heard a loud bang, we looked over and saw a man lying on the ground.

“I had recently done a first aid course so I ran over to see if I could help, he had hit his head off the windscreen.

“I gave him first aid while someone rang the ambulance, I tried to get a response from him but couldn’t, but he was breathing.

“When the paramedics and ambulance arrived I helped where I could and they took him to hospital.”

Sergeant James Thorne, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit, said: “It is always a tragedy when someone loses their life on our roads and our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.

“If anyone has any information relating to this incident, then I would urge them to come forward.”

People can report any information to the force through our online reporting centre or on 101, quoting reference 435 of 31 August.