Essex

Pedestrian hit by car in Southend dies

A man has died after he was hit by a car while crossing a road in a town in Essex.

The pedestrian, who was in his 20s, was crossing Queensway, near its junction with York Road, in Southend, shortly before 1500 GMT on Saturday.

He was struck by a car and despite being treated by paramedics at the scene he died from his injuries.

Police had initially been unable to identify him but have now traced his next of kin.

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