Woman, 18, is arrested after man in his 70s was hit by a car and died on a pedestrian crossing outside a Thai restaurant Man in his 70s was hit outside Thai Orchid restaurant in Banbury, Oxon, on Friday An 18-year-old woman was detained by officers after the man died at the scene By Katherine Lawton Published: 13:10 EDT, 26 March 2023 | Updated: 13:19 EDT, 26 March 2023 e-mail An 18-year-old woman has been arrested after a man in his 70s was hit by a car and killed on a pedestrian crossing outside a Thai restaurant. The teenage driver was detained by officers investigating the man’s death late on Friday evening in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Police said the man died at the scene after being struck while using the pedestrian crossing outside Thai Orchid restaurant.
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said today: ‘We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Banbury. ‘At around 10. 35pm on Friday on the A361 between Horsefair and Parsons Street, there has been a collision between a red Nissan Pixo and a pedestrian.
The collision happened on the pedestrian crossing outside of the Thai Orchid restaurant. An 18-year-old woman has been arrested after a man in his 70s was hit by a car and killed on a pedestrian crossing outside Thai Orchid restaurant (pictured) in Banbury, Oxfordshire Police said the man died at the scene after being struck while using the pedestrian crossing outside the restaurant ‘The pedestrian, a man aged in his 70s and from Warwickshire, suffered serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. ‘A 19-year-old woman also received minor injuries.
The driver of the car, an 18-year-old woman from the Cherwell area of Oxfordshire, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail. ‘ Sergeant Edward Crofts of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, based at Bicester, said: ‘We are conducting an investigation following this incident in which a man has sadly lost his life. ‘Our inquiries are ongoing and one person has been arrested and bailed.
‘We are appealing for witnesses and are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have been driving in the area at the time of the incident and may have dash-cam footage of the incident or the moments leading up to the collision. The teenage driver was detained by officers investigating the man’s death late on Friday evening ‘Also we would ask anyone who has CCTV to check their footage and get in touch if it shows anything that may assist our investigation. ‘If you have dash-cam or CCTV footage please upload it to our online portal page, or if you have information please call 101.
‘ The OAP who died has not yet been named. A post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the exact cause of his death, and an inquest will be opened and adjourned by Darren Salter, the Oxfordshire Coroner. MailOnline has contacted Thames Valley Police for further comment.
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