TWO people were killed in a tragic accident on one of Weymouth’s busiest roads.

A 23-year-old motorcyclist and a 63-year-old female pedestrian collided shortly after 5pm on Saturday and both casualties died at the scene.

The pedestrian’s dog was also killed.


Residents and local figureheads have spoken of their shock and sadness at the incident, which happened at the same spot tragic Lily-Mae Jeffries was struck in 2012 on the A354 Weymouth Way.

The road was closed from Chafeys roundabout to Swannery Bridge for around five hours as emergency services worked.

The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was also called and landed in the road, but was not needed.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A spokesman said: “Immediately prior to the collision a large, bronze-coloured Honda motorcycle was seen to travel from Westwey Road junction towards Chafeys Roundabout. During this journey the motorcycle collided with a female pedestrian and a dog, causing fatal injuries to all three.

"Any witnesses to the riding of the motorcycle or the movements of the pedestrian who have not already spoken to police are asked to contact PC Andy Loveless of the Weymouth Traffic Department by calling 101."

Officers thanked the public for their patience as investigators worked.