Ashton Gate Stadium have said their thoughts are with the family and friends of a woman who died in a crash after she crossed a busy dual carriageway on her way to the stadium for Sunday evening’s Take That concert.

The woman, who has not yet been named by police, was taken to hospital on Sunday, June 9, but died from her injuries.

She was hit by a vehicle being driven along the A370 Brunel Way flyover near Ashton Gate at around 5.30pm, just as crowds were arriving in numbers to the stadium for the second Take That concert of the weekend.

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In a statement, the stadium said: “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.”

Police have appealed for witnesses to the collision to get in touch. Officers arrested a woman in her 60s at the scene on suspicion of driving while unfit through drugs. She was later released under investigation, pending further inquiries.

The road was closed northbound for around three and a half hours, leading to long queues back onto the Long Ashton bypass as drivers heading into the city were blocked from crossing Avon Bridge from Ashton Gate to Hotwells and redirected onto Coronation Road instead.

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A police spokesperson said: “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.

Scene of the crash on Brunel Way (Image: Tristan Cork)

“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,” she added.