A MAN was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle crash near Christchurch on Monday.

It is believed the man, aged in his 50s, suffered a medical episode on the A35 Lyndhurst Road.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “Dorset Police received a report at 12.51pm on Monday, July 26 of a single vehicle collision on the A35 Lyndhurst Road between the Lyndhurst Roundabout and Station Road at Hinton Admiral.

“Officers attended, along with the ambulance service, and very sadly a man aged in his 50s from the Eastleigh area in Hampshire was pronounced dead at the scene.

“It is believed he suffered from a medical episode. His next of kin has been informed and the coroner has been notified.

“Road closures were put in place as emergency services dealt with the incident and were lifted shortly after 3pm.”

It was the third fatal crash on Dorset’s roads in as many days.

The A338 Spur Road was shut northbound for the majority of Sunday following a crash involving a petrol tanker and a pedestrian.

The previous night, the driver of an Audi A5 coupé died after his car left the road and landed in a field on a rural road near Corfe Castle.