UPDATE: Driver bailed after pedestrian is killed on A286 near Midhurst

Sussex Police at the scene of the collision on the A286 PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-150802-113113001
Sussex Police at the scene of the collision on the A286 PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-150802-113113001
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POLICE have confirmed a 60-year-old man was last night (February 7) killed on the A286 near Midhurst after being struck by a car.

A 25-year-old driver from Wisborough Green has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

Sussex Police at the scene of the collision on the A286 PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-150802-113052001

Sussex Police at the scene of the collision on the A286 PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-150802-113052001

The incident happened just north of the Greyhound Inn pub and any witnesses are urged to contact police.

The collision happened shortly before 5.30pm on Saturday night, and involved a blue Peugeot 307 which was travelling north. Police said the pedestrian was walking his two dogs.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “At approximately 5.30pm on Saturday, February 7, there was a collision between a blue Peugeot 307 car and a pedestrian on the A286 Chichester Road at the junction with Oaklands Lane, West Lavington.

“Neither the car driver, a man aged 25, nor his front seat passenger, a woman aged 24, and both from Wisborough Green, near Petworth, were hurt.

Sussex Police at the scene of the collision on the A286 PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-150802-113103001

Sussex Police at the scene of the collision on the A286 PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-150802-113103001

“But, sadly, the pedestrian, a 60-year-old local man, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The car driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He has been released on bail until April 19 while enquiries continue.”

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other relevant information is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting Operation Cernan.

Police have thanked the public for their patience after the road remained closed for some time.