A man’s been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 75-year-old man was hit by a car on a quiet residential street in north Swindon on Sunday night.
Despite medic’s best efforts at the scene, the elderly man, who was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford following the collision, sadly died on Monday evening.
The crash, which involved a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a red Toyota Yaris, happened at just before 9pm on the junction of Southernwood Drive and Westfield Way.
The passenger of the Toyota, the man who has since died, got out of his vehicle to exchange details but was struck by the Corsa when it drove off from the scene.
A 21-year-old man from Swindon was arrested yesterday late afternoon on suspicion of attempted murder and has now been re-arrested on suspicion of murder.
DI Jim Taylor, from the Brunel Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “This is tragic news for the victim’s family and our thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time.
“We have been carrying out detailed enquiries since the collision, but we are still hoping the public can help provide vital bits of information.
“Were you in the area at the time of the crash, or did you see either vehicle before the collision occurred?
“If you know something, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, please call police and help us solve this investigation.”
Anyone with information, including those who may have dash cam footage, should contact MCIT on 101 quoting Operation Manor, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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