An 89-year-old pedestiran has died after being involved in a road traffic collision in Poole.
At around 6.20am today, Friday 6 February, a serious collision happened on Poole Road in Branksome near to the railway station involving a black Chrysler car and the Poole pedestrian
The male pedestrian suffered a serious head injury and died at the scene. The coroner has been notified and the man’s next of kin have been informed. The driver of the Chrysler was uninjured.
Police Sergeant Rhiannon Stroud, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the manner of driving of the black Chrysler or a male pedestrian carrying a white bag immediately prior to the collision to call Dorset Police.
“I know a number of cars were travelling behind the Chrysler at the time and left the scene before police arrived. I am particularly keen to speak to these drivers as I believe they may be able to assist the investigation. One of the vehicles has been described as a small silver car, possibly a Fiesta or a Peugeot.”
A 27-year-old man from Bournemouth has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 6:37. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.