AN ELDERLY pedestrian died at the scene of a crash in Ferndown town centre.

Emergency services were called to reports of the collision, which involved three cars, in Victoria Road at 3.40pm on Tuesday, September 22.

The crash involved a blue Honda Jazz, a black Ford Focus, a blue Citroen C3 and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a man aged in his 70s from Bicester in Oxfordshire, sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed.

The driver of the Citroen, a local man aged in his 70s, was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The occupants of the other vehicles did not sustain any serious injuries.

Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to deal with the incident.

Police, fire and ambulance crews attended the incident, with reports of around seven police cars on the scene around an hour after the crash.

Motorists were asked to avoid the area while the road was closed.

Officers investigating the fatal road traffic collision are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

Sergeant Mark Scammell, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the man who sadly died and we are carrying out a full investigation to establish the circumstances of this collision.

“I would urge any witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage who has not already spoken to police to please contact us.

“I would also like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding during the road closures, which were put in place to allow the emergency services to respond to this incident and for an examination of the scene to be carried out safely.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting incident number 22:285. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call freephone 0800 555 111.