A PENSIONER who was airlifted to hospital following a crash involving a car and a pedestrian has died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

As reported, officers were called to a report of a collision involving a Ford Fiesta and a pedestrian in a car park on Marlott Road, Gillingham, at around 2.45pm on Monday, July 13.

The pedestrian, a 78-year-old local man, sustained possible life-threatening injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

He died 23 days later on the evening of Wednesday, August 5.

Dorset Police said his family are being supported by officers.

The driver of the Ford was uninjured.

Police are still appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

Sergeant Nikki Burt, of the serious collision investigation team, said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“We are continuing to investigate this incident and would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email to SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 13:268.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.