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A35 Totton bypass bus crash: Man, 83, dies

Bus being removed Image copyright Liam Garrahan
Image caption George Ackrill was hit by a single-decker bus on the A35 Totton bypass.

An elderly pedestrian has died after being hit by a bus on the outskirts of Southampton.

George Ackrill, 83, suffered serious head injuries when he was hit by a single-decker bus at a toucan crossing on the A35 Totton bypass on Thursday morning.

He died later in Southampton General Hospital.

The bus driver was arrested and bailed until January pending further inquiries.

The westbound carriageway was closed for several hours while investigations were carried out.

Police have appealed for information from bus passengers, other pedestrians and road users.

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