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Pedestrian killed in M4 collision near Swansea

By EvansTheCrime  |  Posted: December 19, 2012

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POLICE have launched an appeal for information after a pedestrian was killed on the M4 motorway near Swansea this morning.

The incident happened at around 12.30am between junction 45 for Morriston and junction 46, the Llangyfelach exit, when a male pedestrian was in collision with a white coach.South Wales Police confirmed the man was pronounced dead at the scene but had yet to be formally identified.  

The police spokesman said: "Witnesses are sought to the collision or to any sightings of the pedestrian beforehand - anyone with information is asked to contact the police."

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  • kendal2  |  December 20 2012, 9:37PM

    Please spare a taught for the coach driver. Nobody knows what happened and why there was a pedestrian on the motorway but there was no brokedown or abandoned car found. I feel extremely sorry for the coach driver who was just doing his job and this happened. RIP to the pedestrian but say a little prayer for all those on the coach who will be deeply upset by this.

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  • luggys  |  December 20 2012, 9:13PM

    God bless R.I.P young man.

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  • welshsy  |  December 20 2012, 6:23PM

    Nobody knows the full circumstances and therefore should not be judging at all. whatever happened/cause, there is still a devestated family out there at this time of years. Thoughts r with the family.

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  • JerryLew  |  December 20 2012, 12:18AM

    cresswell1 - not needed comment! BADBOI - reasonably reply. siarad2 - reasonably reply.

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  • siarad2  |  December 19 2012, 11:35PM

    @BADBOI The article clearly says 'on the motorway' not hard shoulder on which pedestrians are allowed to walk to a telephone only. Alighting onto the motorway, as you suggest, tragic as it was is still not allowed, other than following an accident which is not in the article. The current CO2 regulations removing spare wheels from cars may well see more danger on our motorways, given the number of vehicles driving on the hard shoulder. Wiltshire police ensure removal within 4 hours due to this.

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  • cresswell1  |  December 19 2012, 8:19PM

    what has that got to do with the accident on the M4 geoboy, they made more than 1 white coach, do you think there is a stray white coach going round killing people?

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  • BADBOI  |  December 19 2012, 6:20PM

    That is so sad, How terrible this must be for the family at this time of year too, that will be their christmas over. siarad2 please dont jump the gun here, this poor person COULD of been getting out of a broken down car on the hardshoulder and been clipped by the bus??? lets wait till we know the full facts first i think is best in respect to the man killed and the poor family.

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  • siarad2  |  December 19 2012, 4:49PM

    Sad thing to happen but pedestrians are banned from motorways for good reasons

  • geoboy01  |  December 19 2012, 3:51PM

    Shocking,i was living i Llanelli last year when a young guy was killed by a white coach *my thoughts are with the family at this sad time*!

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