Man dies in crash
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road crash. Officers would like to speak to anyone who was on Pirton Road in Hitchin just before 10am on Saturday when a 48-year-old man died in a collision. The man, from Barton-Le-Clay was travelling towar
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road crash.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who was on Pirton Road in Hitchin just before 10am on Saturday when a 48-year-old man died in a collision.
The man, from Barton-Le-Clay was travelling towards the village when his silver Peugeot 406 was involved in a collision with a blue Volkswagen Transporter heading towards Hitchin.
Two fire crews from Hitchin, two ambulance crews from Letchworth and medics in a Hitchin fast response car tried to save the man, but he died at the scene.
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Ambulance service spokesman, Gary Sanderson, who attended the crash said: "Sadly after the best efforts by the paramedics, fire-fighters and a doctor, a man was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are firmly with his family during this tragic time."
The driver of the Volkswagen, a 27-year-old man from Milton Keynes, was taken to Lister Hospital with minor injuries and was released later that day.
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PC Ian Breacher, from the crash investigation team, said: "I am appealing for anyone who believes they may have seen this collision take place or saw either of the vehicles, particularly the Peugeot, prior to the collision to call the police as soon as possible."
If you can help, call the non-emergency number 0845 3300 222.