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Witness appeal after pedestrian killed in motorbike collision

Accident road sign Credit: ITV News

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man died following a collision with a motorbike.

Around 5.05pm on Sunday 11 October, the 80 year old man and his wife were crossing the B3159 Preston Beach Road, in Weymouth, when he was in collision with a yellow Suzuki motorbike.

The man died at the scene. His wife was shocked but uninjured.

The 26-year-old motorcyclist, from Dorchester, was thrown from his bike and broke both arms. He was taken to Dorset County Hospital.

We know immediately before the collision occurred the motorcyclist was riding with another motorcyclist travelling on a purple and black Honda bike.

We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to officers to please call Dorset Police on 101.

The road was closed for some time to allow for a thorough investigation of the scene and I would like to thank motorists for their patience.”

– Police Constable Andy Fields, Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit

A 31-year-old Weymouth man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released on police bail until mid-January 2016 pending further enquiries.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 11:331.

Pedestrian suffers serious head injuries from falling into river

The incident took place at the junction of Bridport Road and Whitcombe Road Credit: ITV Meridian

A pedestrian has suffered serious head injuries after falling into a river in Dorset.

Police say a small light coloured car driving towards the Bridport area caused two people walking nearby to move out the way- one of them fell through railings and into the River Brit.

It happened on Bridport Road close to the junction with Whitcombe Road at 11pm on Thursday night.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.


Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash in Dartford

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash in Dartford.

A pedestrian, thought to be in his 80's, is reported to have been hit by a car on Park Road.

Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was taken to Darent Valley Hospital with minor injuries.

Detective Sergeant Scott Lynch, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Kent Police said, ‘I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to an officer to get in touch as you might have information that could help with our investigation.

"I would also ask anyone who saw the car or the man, who was described as using a walking stick and wearing a flat cap, prior to the collision to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.’

Any witnesses should contact DS Scott Lynch on 01622 798538.

Police name teen killed in crash

A teenager who died in a collision near Tadley on Friday has been named as 15-year-old Sam Owen Belcher, of Bowmonts Road in the town.

The collision on Silchester Road at Pamber Heath, happened at around 2.30am last Friday and involved a black Ford Ka.

The driver, an 18-year-old Tadley woman, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and bailed until March 21, 2013.

Police are continuing their appeal for anyone who may have seen thecollision or either Sam or the car prior to it.