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Driver arrested after man is hit and killed by a car near village school

By Keri Trigg | Leominster | News | Published:

A driver has been arrested after a man was hit and killed by a car near the Shropshire border.

The pedestrian died this morning after the collision with a white Vauxhall Corsa near Shobdon Primary School.

Emergency services were called just after 6am. Police, two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a doctor from Mercia Accident Rescue Service attended the scene.

The driver of the Corsa, a 23-year-old man from Hereford, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Sergeant Ian Brogan said: “The pedestrian, a 55 year old local man, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been spoken with and our thoughts are with them at this very sad time.

“A 23 year old man from Hereford has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the incident."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find bystanders and police administering CPR to a pedestrian following the collision.

“Ambulance staff took over resuscitation efforts and continued administering advanced life support to the pedestrian, a man, on scene.

"Sadly, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.”

The B4362 Presteigne Road was closed in both directions, however the school remained open and parents were being asked to drop off and collect children via the Pembridge side.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police on 101.

Keri Trigg

By Keri Trigg
Reporter - @KeriTrigg_LDR

Local Democracy Reporter covering Shropshire.

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