Bridgwater fatal accident – renewed appeal

Avon & Somerset Police tonight renewed their appeal for help from the public. This follows an incident on Dukes Mead, Bridgwater at around 4pm on Friday (23 September).

Police believe a woman in her 70s was struck by a vehicle which then drove away from the scene without stopping. The woman was found seriously injured by members of the public. She was airlifted to Southmead Hospital but sadly passed away yesterday afternoon (Saturday 24 September). Police say that her family were by her side. Specialist liaison officers will now provide them with support and keep them updated on the Police investigation.

Detective Sergeant Nick Riley said: “This is a very sad development and our thoughts are with the woman’s family at this this time. We remain in the early stages of our inquiry but I’d like to reassure them we will do everything we can to find out how their loved one came to be so seriously injured in the middle of a quiet cul-de-sac.”

He added: “We continue to appeal for witnesses and dashcam as well as for residents in the local area to check their CCTV and doorbell footage. We’re particularly keen to hear from residents of King George Avenue, Parkstone Avenue, Gloucester Road and Rhode Lane as these are possible routes a vehicle could have left Dukes Meade to join the A38 Taunton Road.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222230132.

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