Isle of Wight van crash kills man
- 6 October 2012
- From the section Hampshire & Isle of Wight
A man died when he was hit by a van on the Isle of Wight.
The pedestrian, aged 82, was trapped under a white Ford Courier van in Freshwater at about 19:00 BST on Friday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene on Copse Lane, which is currently closed, and police are investigating.
The driver of the van, a 75-year-old man from Freshwater, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He was uninjured.
The man's body was taken to hospital where an initial post-mortem examination is due to take place.
Hampshire police are in the process of informing his next of kin and are appealing for witnesses.