POLICE have confirmed the identity of a pensioner who died on Christmas Eve after being involved in a collision with a car.
The tragic pedestrian was Alan Dunn, 67, of Cotsford Crescent, Horden.
Mr Dunn sadly died at the scene of the incident, on the A1086 Sunderland Road, about 900ft south of its junction with Thorpe Road in the area known locally as the Crossroads estate.
Police and paramedics rushed to the A1086 Sunderland Road, in Horden, around 8am on Monday and the Great North Air Ambulance also attended.
But despite the efforts of paramedics, Mr Dunn’s injuries proved to be fatal and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
A Durham Police spokeswoman said: “Mr Dunn had been walking in a southerly direction along the footpath to the west side of the A1086 before making his way onto the road where the collision with a grey Nissan Micra travelling north occurred.
“The driver of the Micra, a 19-year-old woman from Peterlee, was shocked but unhurt.”
The road was closed for around four hours to allow officers from Durham Police’s collision investigation unit to carry out tests at the scene.
Investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or the actions of Mr Dunn immediately prior to the collision to contact them direct on (0191) 3752159 or Durham Police on the non-emergency number 101.