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Traffic warning following fatal Abbots Leigh collision

Police have closed the A369 road at Abbots Leigh following the collision at 5am. Photo: ITV West County
  • UPDATE: Police have now re-opened the A369 at Abbots Leigh.

A pedestrian has been killed after he was hit by a car near Bristol. Police have closed the A369 road at Abbots Leigh following the collision at 5am on Saturday morning.

The man was taken to Southmead hospital, but later died.

The A369 remains closed at its junction with Manor Road and the Abbots Leigh Road and Beggar Bush Lane junction with the A369.

Organisers of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta are advising people to avoid the area. They're advising people to travel northbound on the M5 and take junction 21 (Weston super Mare), following the A370 towards Bristol.

Those travelling southbound on the M5 are advised to take junction 18 (Avonmouth) and follow the A4 Portway towards Bristol.

Over a hundred balloons ascended on Saturday morning. Credit: ITV West Country

More than a hundred balloons including special shapes flew over the city at 6am.

Balloons and pilots came to Bristol from all over the world to celebrate the fiesta's 40th anniversary of fiesta.