A MAN has been arrested in connection with a lorry crash which left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries.

Dorset Police officers are investigating the collision which took place in north Dorset on Wednesday.

At 3.29pm on October 20 officers were called to Hazelbury Bryan Primary School in Thickthorn Lane at Droop, near Hazelbury Bryan, to reports of a serious injury collision involving an articulated lorry and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a man aged in his 70s, was flown to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The lorry driver was uninjured.

A 63-year-old man from Somerset was arrested on suspicion of a driving offence and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries and would urge any witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, by emailing 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting incident number DOR-20211020-0509.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.