EMERGENCY services are dealing with a serious crash in Ferndown this afternoon.

The crash has occurred in Victoria Road and road closures have been put in place.

Police were called at 3.40pm and officers are in attendance along with the ambulance service. 

Around seven police cars are currently on the scene along with one fire engine. 

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area.

UPDATE: Pedestrian aged in his 70s dies after crash

Dorset Police said on Facebook: “Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious road traffic collision in Victoria Road in Ferndown.

“Road closures have been put in place and motorists are advised to please avoid the area.

“Many thanks for your patience and understanding.”