Elderly pedestrian has died after being hit by car

By Twm Owen in Local People

An elderly man has died after he was hit by a car in Knighton on Thursday morning.

The pedestrian has been named as Richard Wood who was 97.

Dyfed-Powys Police closed Bridge Street following the incident at around 10.25am on Thursday morning.

A police spokeswoman said the man suffered fatal injuries.

She said: "At approximately 10:25am this morning a road traffic collision occurred on Bridge Street, Knighton.

"The collision involved a car and a pedestrian. Ambulance were also at the scene but sadly an elderly man sustained fatal injuries."

The Wales Air Ambulance and two emergency ambulances attended the scene.

Police officers have been examining the scene since this morning and the road remains closed this afternoon.

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them on 101, or report information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.