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Appeal for witnesses over Workington crash death

An investigation is continuing into the death of a 54-year-old man who was hit by a car in Workington on Tuesday evening (15th January).

James Smith, of Hyde Street in Workington, suffered serious head injuries after the collision on Oxford Street in the town, and died in hospital yesterday (16th January).

Cumbria Police are asking members of the community to help with their investigation by contacting them if they have any information.

Members of the public should contact PC David Edwards from Cumbria Roads Policing Unit by calling 101.

"Mr Smith was a pedestrian at the time that the collision took place and we are very keen to speak to any members of the community or any passing motorists who may have seen him in the area.

“Were you in the vicinity of Oxford Street in Workington on Tuesday afternoon?

"We need to speak to anyone who believes they may have seen a man, aged in his 50s, wearing a long, hi-visibility yellow jacket and carrying a rucksack attempting to cross the road in the area of Oxford Street near the bus station, or close to the area of Corporation road.”

– Inspector Andy Wilkinson, Roads Policing Unit, Cumbria Police

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