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Driver, 59, dies 'after breaking down on A417 Crickley Hill with his son'

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 08, 2014

The A417 at the Birdlip turn off. A 59-year-old man died on the road on Friday night

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A 59-year-old man has died after being struck by a car on the A417 Crickey Hill, near Birdlip, on Friday night.

Police said the incident happened at approximately 9.30pm on Friday February 7 on the Swindon-bound carriageway of the A417.

A spokesman for the force said: "It sadly resulted in the death of a 59-year-old man from the Cheltenham area.

"Officers suspect that the man, accompanied by his son, was travelling up the hill in his black Toyota car when it broke down on the hill.

"Whilst attempting to move the vehicle from the carriageway, the man was struck by the car and suffered injuries.

"Paramedics and police attended the scene and the victim was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where he sadly died a short while later.

"An investigation has commenced and the Coroner has been informed."

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary quoting their log: 445 of 7 February 2014.

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  • daveofglos  |  February 09 2014, 5:26PM

    My commiserations to the family - but I have to say it's a rather confusing report. Talk of "Swindon-bound carriageway " suggests it occurred in the dual carriageway section but the rest of the article suggests it happened on the single carriageway section of Crickley Hill itself. Unfortunately it appears that the road itself was not at all to blame for this incident - the problem was a man in the road pushing a car and another car that didn't see him. Everyone should keep clear of a broken down car not try to move it.

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  • NotThis  |  February 08 2014, 2:53PM

    Tragic news and so many lives turned into turmoil, my heart goes out to the family and friends. How many people need to die on this road before something is done to improve the safety of this deathtrap of a road.

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