A MAN has died after a crash collision involving a highways lorry carrying out resurfacing work. 

Dorset Police received a report of a collision in Redwood Drive in Ferndown, involving a lorry, which was carrying out resurfacing work, and a male pedestrian.  

A 54-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed. 

A road closure was put in place to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident and for an examination of the scene to be carried out. 

A man aged in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of a driving offence. 

The Health and Safety Executive has been notified and is assisting with an investigation into the incident. 

Police were alerted to the incident at 11.10am on Tuesday, July 5, and are appealing for witnesses or anybody with information to come forward. 

Inspector Craig Tatton, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the man who sadly died at this extremely difficult time. 

“We are carrying out an investigation to establish the full circumstances of this incident and I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to please contact us. 

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam, home CCTV or doorbell camera footage.” 

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 5:176.  

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.