Burnham-On-Sea Police have issued an appeal for information following a fatal accident in which a pedestrian died in a collision with a car on the A38 Bristol Road at Brent Knoll on Tuesday (September 17th).

Police said the man was hit by a passing car on the A38 northbound at around 4am.

The route between the M5 Edithmead roundabout and Brent Knoll was closed for over eight hours to allow the Police’s collision investigation team to carry out their work.

A Police spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “The pedestrian was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. While formal identification is yet to take place, their next of kin have been informed.”

“Anyone with any information – especially anyone who saw someone walking in the area in the early hours or anything else which could help the police investigation can get in touch through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101 quoting reference 5219214529.”

Pictured: The closure in place at Brent Knoll and at the Edithmead roundabout this morning