Male pedestrian in his 40s dies in collision with a vehicle in Wisbech

Pedestrian dies after collision involving car in Wistaria Road, Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Pedestrian dies after collision involving car in Wistaria Road, Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

A man in his 40s died following a collision in Wisbech this morning (March 21).

Emergency services were called to Wistaria Road at about 10.20am with reports of a collision involving a gold Rover 75 and a pedestrian.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: “Sadly the pedestrian, a man in his 40s, died at the scene.

“The driver of the vehicle, a 51-year-old man from Wisbech, has been arrested following the collision and remains at the Police Investigation Centre in Kings Lynn.

“Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the collision is asked to call the Road Policing Unit on 101.”


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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 today at 10.24am to reports of a serious RTC involving a pedestrian on Wisteria Road, Wisbech.

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“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 at this time.”

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