A PEDESTRIAN has been killed after a road crash in Dovercourt.

A 28-year-old local man was hit by a black Renault Clio near The Royal pub in Main Road, Dovercourt at 9.30pm on Saturday December 1.

Paramedics took the man to Colchester General Hospital but sadly died a short time after arrival.

The two male occupants of the car were uninjured.

The cars’ driver, a 22-year-old man from Hornchurch was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

He has been released on police bail until Tuesday, February 5 2013.

A section of Main Road, Dovercourt, was closed for five hours while forensic collision investigators try to establish what happened.

Anyone with information should call Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk