Pedestrian, 81, dies after Hitchin A505 crash tragedy

26 February, 2018 - 14:01
Police on the scene after the collision involving a pedestrian at the corner of Nightingale Road and Florence Road in Hitchin. Picture: Millroe

Police on the scene after the collision involving a pedestrian at the corner of Nightingale Road and Florence Road in Hitchin. Picture: Millroe


An 81-year-old man has tragically died after he was involved in a collision with a car while he crossed a road in Hitchin.

The crash near the corner of the A505 Nightingale Road and Florence Road happened shortly after 9.30am on Saturday, February 17, and involved a blue Peugeot.

The 81-year-old man was seriously injured. Police have today confirmed the sad news that he has died.

The Peugeot driver was uninjured.

Road policing unit Sgt Richard Cruse said: “Investigations to establish the circumstances around the incident are on-going.

“Did you see the collision or the events leading up to it? Please get in touch if you have any information that could help.”

Anyone with information should call the Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit on 101, quoting ISR 179 of February 17.

You can also report information online at

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