POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died when he was hit by a car in Leamington.
A Renault taxi van hit the pedestrian – a 32 year-old man – in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday) on the A425 at the junction of Old Warwick Road.
The van was travelling along High Street in the direction of the railway station.
The man – who has not been named – was trapped under the vehicle and died at the scene.
Investigating officer, Sergeant Jem Mountford, said: “We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed what happened, or who may have seen the man prior to the incident.
“Our thoughts are with his family, and we ask for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time.”
A spokeswoman from West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said: “Sometimes there is simply nothing our ambulance staff can do to save a life, which was the case following a collision in Leamington in the early hours of this morning.
“When ambulance staff arrived they found a pedestrian, a man, trapped beneath a car with very serious injuries. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.”
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