Pedestrian killed in Ferndown road traffic collision
A man in his 70s has died following a road traffic collision in Ferndown town centre on Tuesday afternoon.
The pedestrian, from Bicester in Oxfordshire, sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Major accident in Ferndown this afternoon, looks like a fatality on the pavement. pic.twitter.com/suv1Cr4CGx
— Robert Jamieson (@RobertJ42913260) September 22, 2020
The collision, around 3.30pm, involved a blue Honda Jazz, a black Ford Focus and a blue Citroen C3.
The driver of the Citroen, a local man aged in his 70s, was taken to hospital as a precaution.
The occupants of the other vehicles did not sustain any serious injuries.
Road closures were put in place to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.
Sergeant Mark Scammell, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the man who sadly died and we are carrying out a full investigation to establish the circumstances of this collision.
“I would urge any witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage who has not already spoken to police to please contact us.
“I would also like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding during the road closures, which were put in place to allow the emergency services to respond to this incident and for an examination of the scene to be carried out safely.”
Anyone with any information, including relevant dashcam footage, is asked to contact Dorset Police.