One dead, three injured in family road smash horror

A man has died and another is in a serious condition after a family including a young boy were involved in a road traffic collision on the A600 in Lower Stondon yesterday afternoon.

A 69-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene – 180m south of Boundary Close junction – after the emergency services were alerted at 4.06pm to a collision between a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a group of pedestrians walking on the road.

A 36-year-old man was treated for serious injuries before being flown by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

A woman and a boy aged eight were also injured and taken by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s.

The road was closed while the vehicle was recovered. The driver, a 21-year-old man was unhurt. Officers arrested him at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Beds Police urged anyone who saw the collision or the pedestrians or car beforehand to call the collision investigation unit via the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Text messages can be sent to 07786 200011.

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