Two pensioners die after being hit by car as man arrested for dangerous driving

Two pedestrians have died after they were struck by a car, as police arrest a man in connection with the crash.

The two men, both in their 60s, were pronounced dead at the scene of the collision outside the Bedford Sixth Form in Bromham Road on Saturday afternoon.

Police say a 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in police custody.

In a statement, Bedfordshire Police said: “At around 12.22pm, Bedfordshire Police received reports of a collision outside the Bedford Sixth Form in Bromham Road, involving a car and two pedestrians.

“Emergency services attended and two men, both in their 60s, were pronounced dead at the scene. While formal identification has not yet taken place, their next of kin have been informed.

“A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in police custody.”

Sergeant Aaron Murphy from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: “We are currently carrying out several lines of enquiry to establish the circumstances which led to this tragic incident.

“We understand there were several people in the area when it happened so we would urge anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any information or dashcam footage to get it touch with us as this will greatly help our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101, or report online at www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report quoting Operation Stardust.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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