A4174 Airport Road: Man, in his 20s, dies after being hit by an Audi A3 on busy road in south Bristol

The tragic incident led to the overnight closure of the road

A man in his 20s has died after being hit by a car while on his way to work on the A4174 Airport Road in south Bristol.

The incident happened last night (July 10) at 9.56pm, and led to the closure of the road until around 9.20am this morning.

A man, aged 30, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A second man was also arrested in connection with the incident - both remain in police custody.

Avon and Somerset Police is now appealing for witnesses to the tragic crash as the investigation continues.

Airport Road - where the crash took place on the evening of July 10

A spokesperson said: “We’re appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian died in a collision with a grey Audi A3 on Airport Road, Bristol.

“The pedestrian, a man in his 20s, was walking to work on the pavement. Sadly he died at the scene.

“While he hasn’t yet been formally identified, his next of kin are being supported by a specially-trained officer. Our thoughts are with them at this awful time.”

The road was closed overnight while collision investigators examined the scene and the vehicle was recovered. It reopened at about 9.20am on Monday 11 July.

Anyone who saw the collision or has any dashcam or other footage showing the manner in which the Audi was being driven in the moments beforehand should call 101.