Woman heading to Take That concert dies in crash on way to stadium

Tributes have been paid to a woman who tragically lost her life en route to a Take That concert on Sunday. The individual, who remains unidentified by authorities, was struck by a vehicle on the A370 Brunel Way flyover near Ashton Gate in Bristol.

The incident happened roughly at 5:30 pm, while crowds were congregating for the much-anticipated musical event. Following the incident, the Ashton Gate said in a statement: “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends at this tragic time. We understand she was on her way to attend the Take That concert here at the stadium.”

They further urged anyone who may have witnessed the accident to get in touch with the police. The driver of the vehicle, a woman in her 60s, was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving at the scene. She has since been released pending further inquiries, reports Bristol Live[1].

In the aftermath, the road northwards was blocked off for approximately three and a half hours. This resulted in extensive queues forming back onto the Long Ashton bypass, with vehicles heading into the city being diverted from crossing Avon Bridge from Ashton Gate to Hotwells.

Avon and Somerset Police issued an appeal: “We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Bristol on Sunday night. Officers were called at around 5.30pm to a report of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on the A370 Brunel Way.

“The pedestrian was taken to hospital. Despite the best efforts of emergency services personnel, she sadly died from her injuries. Her next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time. They will be offered support by a specially-trained family liaison officer.”

“We would like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding while officers carried out their enquiries. If you were in the area and witnessed the collision, or have dashcam footage, please contact us on 101 and quote reference 5224148817,” the spokesperson added.


  1. ^ Bristol Live (www.bristolpost.co.uk)