Man dies in traffic accident in the Seaside area

A 68-year-old local man has died after a crash in Southbourne Road last night (Sunday).

Police and emergency services were called to the scene at around 11.30pm. The driver’s silver Volvo is thought to have left the road, mounted the pavement and collided with an unoccupied stationary car, before hitting a brick wall.

The cause of the incident is still being investigated but it is thought the driver may have suffered a medical episode.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident and they should call 0845 60 70 999 quoting Op Jefferson.