AN ELDERLY woman has died after her Mazda hit the Premier Inn in Christchurch yesterday, police say.

As reported, Dorset Police were called to reports of a crash involving a lorry and a car around 10.30am.

The collision involved a white Volvo lorry and a grey Mazda 6.

The Mazda then collided with a wall of the hotel, as well as a number of parked vehicles in the car park.

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The air ambulance landed at Christchurch Junior School, just a short distance away from the scene of the crash, and the driver of the Mazda, a woman in her 80s, was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police today said the casualty was pronounced dead at Southampton General Hospital last night. The woman’s family has been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

Sergeant Fern Graham, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

“We are continuing to investigate this collision to establish the full circumstances and I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police or anyone with dashcam footage to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 9:129.