Reading: Pedestrian Dies After Van Crash

A man has died after being hit by a van in Reading on Monday morning.

At around 3.30am officers were called to a report that a white Ford Transit van had collided with a pedestrian in Tilehurst Road.

The pedestrian, a 31-year-old man from Reading, was critically injured and was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. He was transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he died yesterday (15/1).

The road was closed for almost 12 hours while police investigated.

Investigating officer PC Melanie Todd, of Thames Valley Police Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: “I am appealing for anyone who saw the collision; anyone who was in the area at that approximate time, or anyone with any information regarding the incident to come forward.

“If you saw what happened or saw the van shortly before the collision, please call police via our non-emergency number.”

If you have any information please contact PC Todd via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting URN 73 13/01/14.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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