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Pedestrian dies following Langport accident

Following on from our report yesterday, we are sorry to announce that the man who was hit by a car on Tuesday night in Langport has since died of his injuries. The police have not as yet released his name.

The man who was in his 70s and walking on crutches at the time of the incident, was airlifted to Southmead Hospital after being hit by a silver Vauxhall Corsa car on North Street at about 7.50pm.

We understand the incident happened on the zebra crossing outside Huish Episcopi Primary School and Tesco.

The police are particularly anxious to get more information from people who may have seen the accident. If you did see anything on Tuesday night please contact the police at the Collision Investigation Unit using the phone number 101. Please give the call handler the reference number 5218226552.

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