Flowers left as tribute to dad who died while walking along a road in Wisbech

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charge

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charged with causing death by careless driving while over the limit PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Flowers have been laid at the side of the road where a dad died after he was struck by a driver who was allegedly over the drink drive limit.

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charge

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charged with causing death by careless driving while over the limit PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Tributes and a lit candle have been left in memory of Arturas Matezevicius, 49, who was walking in Wistaria Road when he was hit at around 10.20am on Tuesday March 21.

Matezevicius, of Lilac Close, Wisbech, died at the scene.

A man was charged with causing death by careless driving while over the limit.

Michael Johnson, 51, of Waterlees Road in Wisbech, was also charged with causing death by driving a vehicle otherwise than in accordance with his licence.

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charge

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charged with causing death by careless driving while over the limit PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant


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He appeared at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday March 23 and had his case committed to Peterborough Crown Court for a hearing to take place on Thursday April 20.

He remains in custody.

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The road was closed and motorists asked to avoid the area or expect delays following the incident.

An East of England ambulance spokesman said: “We received a call to reports of a serious road traffic collision involving a pedestrian on Wisteria Road, Wisbech.

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charge

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charged with causing death by careless driving while over the limit PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

“We dispatched an ambulance crew two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance officer, and Magpas air ambulance to assist.

“Medics were on scene within two minutes of the call to treat the pedestrian but sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, they were pronounced dead at the scene.

“Our thoughts are with the friends and family involved.”

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charge

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charged with causing death by careless driving while over the limit PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charge

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charged with causing death by careless driving while over the limit PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charge

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charged with causing death by careless driving while over the limit PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charge

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charged with causing death by careless driving while over the limit PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charge

Flowers at the spot where Arturas Matezevicius died in Wistaria Road, Wisbech. A man has been charged with causing death by careless driving while over the limit PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

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