Witness appeal following fatal collision on Hatchet Road

Posted on Wednesday 20th January 2016 at 10:30 am by SH (Editor)

Police car.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Stoke Gifford last night (Tuesday 19th January).

At approximately 9.40pm, a Vauxhall Astra was in collision with a pedestrian on Hatchet Road.

Sadly, the pedestrian, a 28-year-old woman, died at the scene as a result of her injuries.

Officers attended the scene and a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst alcohol level is above the legal limit.

As a result of further enquiries, a 28-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Both men remain in custody at this time.

A police spokesperson said:

“We would appeal for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or seen the vehicle prior to the incident to contact us immediately on 101 and quote reference number 5216013295.”

“Our thoughts remain with the victim’s family.”

A spokesperson for Avon Fire & Rescue confirmed that one fire engine from Patchway attended the incident, adding that the crew assisted police at the scene.

Emergency services close Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford, following an incident on 19th January 2016.

Video of emergency services at an incident on Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford on 19th January 2016.

Click above image to see tweet and video (at 10.28pm) by Jason Brown.

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17 Responses to “Witness appeal following fatal collision on Hatchet Road”

  1. Louise Says:

    Please put speed bumps on Hatchet Road – it’s lethal crossing it

  2. Jenny Says:

    Please don’t put speed bumps on Hatchet Road. That would be a knee-jerk reaction, and is not necessary. Hit hard at the drink-drivers and the bad drivers, that is where the problem lies.

    RIP young lady. Sympathies to your family.

  3. Paul Says:

    Any the council want to widen the road to allow it to become a bus route! which will make it more dangerous it’s already a boy racer raceway.

  4. Emily parker Says:

    Please don’t put speed bumps on Hatchet road ,you need to come down harder on drunk drivers ,and more time in prison.

  5. Brian Says:

    Most sincere sympathy go out to all family and friends of the deceased.
    Although on this occasion it would allegedly be down to drink driving, some traffic calming measures do need to be introduced along this stretch of road.
    All types and ages of people and vehicles(including buses) ignore the Speed limits and also fail to stop(bicycles) at the roundabout. On Monday night at about 9.30 whilst out walking my dog I witnessed three cars hurtling along chasing each other on this stretch of road without a care for anyone else.
    RIP young lady.

  6. Nicki Says:

    I can not believe they want to widen a road that runs through a village, where as children are encouraged to walk to school the council has 1thing on its mind and its not for the safety of our children and people that live here, however this is a tragic accident and l hope that this person is sentenced to time in prison and he should also pay funeral costs.

  7. Sher Says:

    How sad for the woman and her family RIP. This does show the metro bus route needs to be rethought as not suitable for a village

  8. Martin Says:

    Very sad and my condolences to all who new the victim.

    Speed bumps are not appropriate on hatchet Road…as others have said, drink drivers should be locked up and have long driving bans…they are selfish in the extreme.

  9. CavendishMuppet Says:

    Hatchet Road is under the control of the blatantly anti-car South Glos Council, is it not?

    Speed humps and a 20mph limit in place within three months.

    You read it here first.

  10. SH (Editor) Says:

    Article in the Bristol Post on 21st January:

    Tributes paid to “lovely lady” killed in suspected drink-driving collision in Stoke Gifford

  11. SH (Editor) Says:

    Message on the Facebook page of St Michael’s Church:

    “We are praying for the family of Megan Brogan who tragically died in Stoke Gifford on Tuesday evening. We have made available a book of condolence in the foyer area of the St Michael’s Centre. All are welcome to leave their condolences.”

    Address: St Michael’s Centre, North Road, Stoke Gifford BS34 8PD

  12. SH (Editor) Says:

    Update from A&S Police:

    A 25-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, drink driving and failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision.

    The victim has now been formally identified as Megan Brogan, 27, from Welwyn, Hatfield.

    Read more: http://bit.ly/23gWUbr

  13. SH (Editor) Says:

    Update from A&S Police:

    The man charged with the fatal collision in Stoke Gifford on Tuesday has appeared in court.

    He appeared before North Avon Magistrates’ Court this morning (21st January). He was remanded in custody and is due to appear before Bristol Crown Court on 18th February.

  14. SH (Editor) Says:

    Friends of the family of Megan Brogan, who was killed by an alleged drunk driver when she walked near her parents’ home in Stoke Gifford, Bristol earlier this week are to collect the flowers, cards and tributes to her and to keep them safe for her father.

    Read more: Friends to collect roadside tributes to Stoke Gifford hit-and-run victim Megan Brogan for father Ian (Western Daily Press, 21st January)

  15. SH (Editor) Says:

    Court report in the Bristol Post:

    Driver who killed Megan Brogan in Stoke Gifford was more than twice over drink-drive limit

  16. SH (Editor) Says:

    Related article in the Bristol Post:

    Man warned council about Stoke Gifford road danger before 27-year-old was killed by drink driver

  17. SH (Editor) Says:

    Man jailed following fatal collision in Stoke Gifford (Avon and Somerset Police)

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