Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car on Swanage beachfront

The car ended up on the beach after hitting a pedestrian Credit: Liam Coleman

A man has died after being hit by a car on the seafront at Swanage in Dorset.

Police were called to Institute Rad at around 8.40 this morning, Monday 2 April, following a collision between a beige Vauxhall Zafira and a pedestrian

Very sadly, the pedestrian – a 70-year-old man from Swanage – was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed and is being treated by specially trained officers. The coroner has been notified.

The driver of the Zafira, a local woman aged in her 60s, sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The road was closed for much of the day to allow collision investigators to carry out a full and thorough examination of the scene.

Police Sergeant Joe Pardey, of the traffic unit, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any dashcam footage that can assist my investigation, to please come forward.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who saw the manner of driving of the vehicle prior to the collision.