Police in Derry have confirmed that an elderly man has passed away following a road traffic collision in the city on Thursday (March 14).

The man who was in his 80s was struck by a vehicle at around 8pm last night.

Inspector Louise Cummings said: “The collision involving a silver Citroen car and a pedestrian occurred on Thursday evening. The injured man was taken to hospital but sadly passed away from his from injuries.

“The driver of the car was spoken to by officers at the scene and the road was closed for a number of hours following the collision, but has since re-opened.”

“Our enquiries are ongoing and I would ask any witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have dash-cam footage to contact officers at Strand Road on 101 quoting reference number 1231 14/03/19.”

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