Motorist arrested after collision with pedestrian in Corby town centre

The incident happened on Saturday

Monday, 12th October 2020, 10:05 am
Updated Monday, 12th October 2020, 10:41 am
George Street, Corby

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving after his Jeep was in collision with a pedestrian in his early 40s, in George Street, Corby.

Paramedics attended the scene on the crossing between James Ashworth VC Square and Corporation Street.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "The road traffic collision happened in George Street, Corby, at about 3pm on Saturday (October 10).

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"It involved a black Jeep Cherokee and a pedestrian - a man in his early 40s.

"A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drugs and released under investigation pending further inquiries."

The section of George Street where the crossing is situated is subject to traffic restrictions which ban all vehicles except buses and taxis at certain times.

Last year the deputy leader of Corby Council Jean Addison said the town centre crossing was 'putting the public at risk'.

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