Man dies after being hit by car in Whitchurch

A man, thought to be in his 70s, has died after being hit by a car in Shropshire.

Police said the man was walking beside the A49 at Prees Green, near Whitchurch when he was hit by a red Suzuki Swift.

The man was taken by air ambulance to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, where he died a short time later.

The crash took place at about 1140 GMT on Saturday and police have appealed for witnesses.

A police spokesman said the Suzuki was being driven by a woman going northbound.

He said she was "slightly hurt" and suffered from shock.

The pedestrian has not yet been formally identified.

The coroner for Mid and North Shropshire, Mr John Ellery, has been informed and a post-mortem examination and inquest opening will be held in due course.

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