Pedestrian dies after Barrow-on-Trent crash

A 61-year-old pedestrian has died in hospital after being hit by a car in south Derbyshire.

The man was hit by a Volkswagen Passat at about 17:30 GMT on Friday in Swarkestone Road, Barrow-on-Trent.

Police said they believed he had been dropping his dog off at some kennels nearby at the time of the crash.

The man was treated for serious head injuries at the Royal Derby Hospital. The road was shut after the collision but has since reopened.

Derbyshire Police urged any witnesses to come forward.

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