Witnesses sought after 87-year-old man taken to hospital with serious head injuries following collision in Swanage

Bournemouth Echo: 87-year-old man taken to hospital with serious head injuries after collision in Swanage 87-year-old man taken to hospital with serious head injuries after collision in Swanage

An 87-year-old man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Swanage.

The pensioner and his 58-year-old daughter were hit by a silver Kia Carens on De Moulham Road at around 10.20am this morning.

A spokesman from Dorset Police said: “The male casualty suffered head injuries and was taken to Poole General Hospital. His daughter suffered minor injuries.”

The elderly man suffered broken ribs, a bruised eye, broken cheek and cuts to his face during the incident.

Following initial assessments his injuries are thought to be serious but not life-threatening.

The male driver of the car and his female passenger, who are both in their 60s, were not injured during the collision.

Dorset Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to call 101 quoting incident 07:128.

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6:14pm Wed 7 May 14

Yankee1 says...

I do not know the specifics of this incident. I hope those injured have a speedy recovery.

I DO know that, at 5 pm today, I drove through this area, and there were several elderly - and not so elderly - people crossing the road in inappropriate places - the pelican crossing was no more than 100 ft away.

We warn children to take care. We ALL must.
I do not know the specifics of this incident. I hope those injured have a speedy recovery. I DO know that, at 5 pm today, I drove through this area, and there were several elderly - and not so elderly - people crossing the road in inappropriate places - the pelican crossing was no more than 100 ft away. We warn children to take care. We ALL must. Yankee1
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7:06pm Wed 7 May 14

anotherfatslob says...

Surely he was in collision with the car,and if he wasn't wearing a helmet it was his own fault.

Am I doing this right?
Surely he was in collision with the car,and if he wasn't wearing a helmet it was his own fault. Am I doing this right? anotherfatslob
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