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Liverpool car crash leaves pedestrian dead

Aigburth Road Image copyright Liverpool Echo
Image caption The accident happened close to the Territorial Army Centre on Aigburth Road

A man died when he was struck by a car, which then crashed into a lamppost and overturned on a main road in Liverpool.

The 26-year-old male driver was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, Merseyside Police said.

Emergency services were called to Aigburth Road at about 18.50 BST on Tuesday after reports a white Volkswagen Golf had hit the pedestrian.

He was treated for multiple injuries but died at the scene.

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Image caption Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them

The driver, from Widnes, was taken to hospital to be treated for superficial injuries before being taken into custody at a police station in Merseyside.

The victim has not yet been formally identified and officers are trying to trace his next of kin.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.

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