BREAKING NEWS - Man dies and his passenger receives serious injuries after their car hit a tree in Park Avenue, Bedford late last night


A man died and his passenger received serious injuries after their car hit a tree on Park Avenue late last night, Wednesday, September 17.

The collision happened in Park Avenue at approximately 11.36pm when the driver of a silver VW Passat, lost control of the vehicle and collided with the tree.

The driver, a man in his 50s died after the collision and the front seat passenger, a 38 year old man remains in hospital receiving treatment to serious injuries.

The details of the deceased will not be released until a post mortem has been carried out and a formal identification has been undertaken.

The officer in charge of the collision investigation, PC Terry Nesbitt, is keen to trace anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who saw the car in the town shortly before the collision.

A Magpas Spokesman said: “At 12:08am in the early hours of this morning, Doctor Nick Scott and Paramedic Dan Cody arrived in central Bedford, via the Magpas Helimedix Rapid Response BMW - after a car left the road and collided with a tree.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 30’s) who suffered leg injuries. This patent was taken to Bedford Hospital (in a stable condition), in a Land Ambulance by an EEAST Ambulance Crew. Sadly, a second man was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”

Anyone with information relating to this collision can contact PC Nesbitt, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011 or contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.