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Pedestrian Killed on Guildford Dual Carriageway, Closed for Hours

Published on: 9 Feb, 2022
Updated on: 14 Feb, 2022

The incident is believed to have occurred on the pedestrian crossing between the bridge over the River Wey and the junction with Walnut Tree Close. Photo David Rose

By Martin Giles

A pedestrian was killed in a collision this afternoon (February 9) on the dual carriageway near the river bridge next to the Lidl supermarket. The fatality is believed to have occurred shortly before 12 midday.

There is a pedestrian crossing just to the west of the bridge and it is believed this is where the collision took place.

The road has been closed in both directions while emergency services are present and an incident investigation carried out. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists were required to make major diversions to reach their destinations.

View from Walnut Tree Close junction with Woodbridge Road. The dual carriageway closed and taped off while police investigation is completed. Photo taken at 4.45pm. Photo David Rose

A police statement said: “The road is now expected to remain closed in both directions until at least 7pm.

“We are currently dealing with a fatal collision on Woodbridge Road/Ladymead in Guildford and we have had to close the dual carriageway in both directions from the Magnet showroom by Burger King up to the roundabout that leads on to the A3.

“Sadly a pedestrian, a 56-year-old man, was declared dead at the scene. His next-of-kin have been informed.

“Diversions are in place but the road is expected to remain closed for another three hours and motorists are asked to avoid the area.”

Later (February 9) Surrey Police said: “We thank the public for their patience today and for their support and condolences expressed in the messages. Our thoughts remain with all of those who were involved in today’s collision.”

We have asked Surrey Police to provide more information about the incident and it will be added article as it is received. Please check back.

View from Ladymead junction with Woodbridge Road.

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Responses to Pedestrian Killed on Guildford Dual Carriageway, Closed for Hours

  1. Sam Jones Reply

    February 9, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    The fatality on February 9 was another tragic death. Of course the circumstances are properly subject to an investigation but I had already concluded that the crossing over Woodbridge Road is hideously dangerous. Whether a factor in this incident or not it does not have the lights phased safely.

    I pulled a child off the road as he continued to cross thinking the lights went red across both carriageways. I am afraid an accident was always going to happen sooner or later. It’s the same with the appalling crossings on Stoke Road. These need to be re-done by someone competent, immediately.

  2. Keith Francis Reply

    February 9, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Whilst I regret the accident and the death of a man from a photograph was it really necessary for nearly a dozen police to attend it?

    • Helen Lewis Reply

      February 11, 2022 at 5:16 pm

      As a man died it’s classed as a possible crime scene.

  3. Graham Langley Reply

    February 10, 2022 at 7:44 am

    I arrived at B&Q around noon and the emergency services were already there in force along with the air ambulance which had landed on the road outside B&Q. A seriously injured person was airlifted to hospital.

  4. Anne Wright Reply

    February 11, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    I am appalled at Keith Francis’ comment.

  5. Gina Redpath Reply

    February 12, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Anne Wright, thank you.

  6. Dave Middleton Reply

    February 13, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    I agree with Anne Wright. Keith Francis’ comment is crass and unnecessary. A person has lost his life and he uses it as an opportunity to take an ill-informed snipe at the police.

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