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Major road re-opened as police hunt for missing crash victim

PUBLISHED: 09:58 19 November 2019 | UPDATED: 09:58 19 November 2019

An urgent police search is underway for a pedestrian potentially involved in a collision with an Audi Q7 in Candlet Road, Felixstowe, at about 7.15am on November 19 Picture: GOGLE MAPS

An urgent police search is underway for a pedestrian potentially involved in a collision with an Audi Q7 in Candlet Road, Felixstowe, at about 7.15am on November 19 Picture: GOGLE MAPS

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An urgent police search for a missing pedestrian reportedly involved in a car crash in Felixstowe this morning is underway.

The incident reportedly happened about 7.15am, November 19 in Candlet Road (A154), when the driver of an Audi Q7 believed they had struck a bird with their wing mirror.

After stopping further along the road they were told by the driver behind them they had struck a pedestrian dressed in dark clothing.

Police were called and searched the area but the pedestrian has not been located.

Officers are keen to trace this person to check on their welfare and Candlet Road - the Walton bypass and the main road in and out of Felixstowe, linking the town with the A14 dock spur - was closed while police conducted their search.

One member of the public reported that police cars have been used to block access to Candlet Road at roundabouts connecting it to the A14 and Grove Road.

Candlet Road was reopend about 9.45am.

A fire crew was at the scene for more than an hour this morning, assisting police with their search.

The closure was causing severe build-ups of traffic in Felixstowe town centre and the Trimley villages as commuters tried to get out of town to work.

Suffolk Constabulary is asking the pedestrian or anyone with information about this incident to contact julian.ditcham@suffolk.pnn.police.uk or call 101 and quote CAD 39 of November 19.

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