Pedestrian dies following collision with a lorry in Ferndown

A 54-year-old man has died in Ferndown following a collision involving a highways lorry.

The vehicle was carrying out resurfacing work when Dorset Police received a report at 11.10am on Tuesday 5 July 2022 of the incident in Redwood Drive.

Officers attended along with the ambulance service and very sadly the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed.

A road closure was put in place to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident and for an examination of the scene to be carried out.

A man aged in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of a driving offence.

The Health and Safety Executive has been notified and is assisting with an investigation into the incident.

Inspector Craig Tatton, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the man who sadly died at this extremely difficult time. We are carrying out an investigation to establish the full circumstances of this incident and I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to please contact us.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam, home CCTV or doorbell camera footage.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 5:176. Photo credit: Google Streetview

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