Appeal for witnesses after fatality outside Harpenden Sainsbury’s

The car which crashed into a pedestrian can be seen outside Sainsbury's as emergency services attend

The car which crashed into a pedestrian can be seen outside Sainsbury's as emergency services attend the scene - Credit: Archant

Witnesses to yesterday’s fatal crash in Harpenden could provide vital information about how the accident occurred, police have revealed.

Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit would like to speak to anyone who saw a grey Volkswagen Golf drive onto the pedestrianised area in front of the Sainsbury’s store, at around 11.25am yesterday.

The car was being driven in Bower’s Parade when, for reasons currently unknown, it left the road and hit a man who was walking in the area before colliding with a tree, benches and a trolley rack outside of the supermarket.

The ambulance service, including an air ambulance, and police attended the incident.

Sadly the pedestrian, a man in his 60s, passed away at the scene. The driver of the vehicle involved, a woman in her early 80s, was taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital as a precaution but was uninjured.

PC Robert Hauxwell from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit is investigating the collision and said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family who are being supported by a specialist officer at this very difficult time.

“We would like to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision and, as such, would urge anyone who saw the incident itself, or the vehicle and events prior to it, to contact me as soon as possible.”

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Hauxwell via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101.

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