Pedestrian (79) dies following crash in East Halton - man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving
A 79-year-old woman has died following a road traffic collision that happened in East Halton, North Lincolnshire shortly before 9.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 08 January).
The collision happened at Townside at 9.24pm and involved the elderly woman, who was a pedestrian and two vehicles.
A Ford Fiesta car driven by a 26-year-old local man and a Suzuki Swift driven by a 29-year-old Immingham woman, were in collision which resulted in the 79-year-old local woman being knocked down.
She was taken by ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary where she later died of her injuries.
The victim was walking along the footpath on Townside in East Halton between Scrub Lane and Swinster Lane when the incident occurred.
The Suzuki is believed to have stopped at the side of the road to offer the lady a lift home when the collision occurred.
The driver of the Suzuki sustained minor injuries and the 20-year-old Immingham woman travelling in the front passenger seat suffered shock.
The Fiesta driver was uninjured. He was arrested on suspicion of driving over the prescribed alcohol limit and was taken into police custody where he remains at this time to be interviewed later today.
Officers investigating the collision are seeking witnesses both to the collision itself and also anyone who might have seen the vehicles or the pedestrian prior to the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101 referring to log 604 of 08 January 2013.