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Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in Cumbria

A 20 year old man has died after being hit by a car on the Main road at Allonby in Cumbria.

The accident happened just before 8pm on Sunday evening. The pedestrian, who was from Allonby was taken to the West Cumbria hospital but later died.

The driver of the car, a Suzuki Swift, was a 20 year old man who was also from Allonby. He was interviewed by the police.

The road was closed for 4 hours. Cumbria police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.


Police appeal for crash witnesses to come forward

Sergeant Tom Findley from Dumfries and Galloway Police told our correspondent Tim Backshall they spoke to witnesses last night but believe there may be more:

"We are aware that early on other vehicles passed the scene and may actually have witnesses it so we're appealing for these people to come forward."

– Sergeant Tom Findley

He added that it is unclear what caused the accident at this stage. It is the second fatal on the road in a week.

The A75 is a very busy route it's a main artery in this area and obviously carries a volume of traffic, the more traffic you have then the more likelihood there is of a road traffic collision occurring"

– Sergeant Tom Findley


Nineteen year old who died in a crash on the A595 is named

Luke Heywood died in the crash Credit: The Heywood family

The family of a 19 year old who died in a car accident on the A595 in Cumbria have paid tribute to him.Luke Heywood, who was from Cockermouth, died at the scene of the accident yesterday afternoon. His Peugeot collided with two other vehicles.

His parents and two younger sisters have paid tribute to a wonderful son and brother.

They said: "We love him with all our hearts and we always will. He was always here to help us, a bright light in dark times. He never let us down. He was always here to protect his sisters.

"Luke was gentle, sensitive and loving. He will always be a huge part of our lives and take up a huge part of our hearts. We are lost without him, his smile, his love, his generosity and his deep blue eyes."

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