Bristol traffic: Frenchay Park Road closed after accident
Frenchay Park Road is closed both ways after a serious accident this morning shortly after 7am.
There is queueing traffic after the accident, which was between Broom Hill and Begbrook Lane.
A man in his 60s has been rushed to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after being knocked down.
The man, was reported to have sustained head injuries and a suspected fractured arm in the incident.
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It is understood that a doctor and nurse rushed to the aid of the man before ambulance crews arrived on the scene.
He was taken to Frenchay Hospital for treatment.
UPDATE 9AM: The man, who police say was in his 70s, died at hospital.
Police are now looking for the driver of the vehicle who did not stop after the incident in Frenchay Park Road near the Texaco garage.
Frenchay Park Road remains closed from its junction with Froomshaw Road in Frenchay while police officers investigate the circumstances of the collision.
Avon and Somerset spokesman Martin Dunscombe said: “We believe the vehicle will have some front end damage and would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicle involved leaving the area, or knows of a vehicle with recent damage to it to contact the police on 101.”
The road has now reopened.