Man, 82, dies after being hit by car in Portsmouth

INVESTIGATION Laburnam Grove was cordoned off
INVESTIGATION Laburnam Grove was cordoned off
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An 82-YEAR-OLD pedestrian has died after being hit by a car.

James Diaper was at the Copnor Road junction with Laburnum Grove in North End, Portsmouth, when the crash happened.

Mr Diaper, from Wallington Road, Portsmouth, was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham after being hit by a Blue Vauxhall Vectra about 3.25pm on Tuesday.

He later died.

The driver of the Vectra, a 41-year-old man from Portsmouth and a man who was travelling as a front seat passenger, also aged 41 and from Portsmouth, were unhurt.

Laburnum Grove was closed for four hours while police examined the scene and recovered the vehicle.

PC David Blake of Fratton Roads Policing Unit is the senior investigating officer. He said: ‘I would ask anyone who saw the collision, or the Vauxhall Vectra vehicle travelling along Copnor Road, to contact me on 101.’