Key witness sought

The scene of the collision on Cleeve Hill last October

POLICE are trying to trace a driver who could be a “key witness” to a road accident in Downend which left a pedestrian in hospital with multiple injuries.

The pedestrian, a man in his 80s, suffered “several broken bones” in a collision with a taxi on Cleeve Hill, at around 9.40am on October 13 last year.

Police closed Cleeve Hill between the Badminton Road and Cleeve Park Road junctions for around four hours so that an investigation could be carried out.

The incident happened where the road splits into two lanes approaching the traffic lights, after the junction with Cleeve Hill Extension, which leads to the Co-op car park. 

The pedestrian has since been discharged from hospital.

In February Avon and Somerset police made an appeal for another driver they described as a “key witness” to come forward.

A police spokesperson said the witness was driving a 4×4 vehicle at the time, adding: “If you were in the area and have any recollection of the incident, please call 101 and quote reference 5222 246 437.”