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Renewed appeal after woman dies following suspected fail to stop collision in Bridgwater

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We’re renewing our appeal for the public’s help after a woman who was found seriously injured in Bridgwater on Friday (23 September) sadly died in hospital.

Detectives believe the woman, who’s aged in her 70s, was struck by a vehicle on Dukes Mead at around 4pm and that the vehicle then drove off from the scene.

The woman was airlifted to Southmead Hospital after being found by members of the public but sadly passed away yesterday afternoon (Saturday 24 September).

Her family were by her side and specialist liaison officers will now provide them with support and keep them updated on our investigation.

Detective Sergeant Nick Riley said: “This is a very sad development and our thoughts are with the woman’s family at this this time.

“We remain in the early stages of our inquiry but I’d like to reassure them we will do everything we can to find out how their loved one came to be so seriously injured in the middle of a quiet cul-de-sac.”

He added: “We continue to appeal for witnesses and dashcam as well as for residents in the local area to check their CCTV and doorbell footage.

“We’re particularly keen to hear from residents of King George Avenue, Parkstone Avenue, Gloucester Road and Rhode Lane as these are possible routes a vehicle could have left Dukes Meade to join the A38 Taunton Road.

“And if anyone is aware of a car which had recently sustained damage in suspicious circumstances, we’d ask you to contact us and let the investigation team know.”

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222230132, or complete our online appeals form.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.