A WOMAN has died after being hit by a car in West End.

Police have confirmed the crash on West End High Street on Saturday night was fatal.

A grey BMW was travelling along West End High Street heading westbound before 11pm when it collided with a pedestrian on the pavement at the junction with Lower New Road.

The BMW then struck a parked black Ford Fiesta, which then hit a nearby building.

The pedestrian, a woman from the area in her 50s, died at the scene.


Daily Echo: The damaged wall in West end following the crashThe damaged wall in West end following the crash (Image: Newsquest)

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Shortly after the crash a 28-year-old Southampton man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving a motor vehicle with alcohol above the limit, driving while unfit through drink, and driving a vehicle while unfit through drugs.

He remains in police custody at this time.

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Inspector Andy Tester from the Roads Policing Unit said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with the woman who has died and her family at this difficult time.

“The investigation is still in its early stages and any information you can give us, no matter how small it seems, could make all the difference – so please get in touch.”

Cordons are in place at the scene while officers conduct their enquiries, which includes calling on anyone with information to come forward.

A spokesperson from Hampshire police said: “Do you recall seeing a grey BMW driving along West End High Street or in the area just before the collision took place?

“Do you have CCTV, dash cam, mobile phone or ring doorbell footage of the BMW or showing the collision or the moments beforehand?”

Contact police by calling 101 or reporting via their website, quoting 44220499721.

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