Update in relation to serious road traffic collision in Poole

Alert message sent 31/03/2021 12:16:00

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A pedestrian seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Poole has sadly died.

The incident happened on Commercial Road at around 6pm on Sunday 28 February 2021, near to the Civic Centre.

A black Yamaha motorcycle with a pillion passenger was involved in a collision with the pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a local man aged in his 70s, was flown to Southampton General Hospital for treatment to serious injuries. Very sadly, he died in hospital on the morning of Monday 29 March 2021. His next of kin has been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

Following the collision, the 26-year-old male motorcycle rider from Bournemouth and the 31-year-old female pillion passenger from Poole were taken to Poole Hospital with serious injuries. They have both since left hospital.

Sergeant Nikki Burt, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the pedestrian who sadly died at what must be an extremely difficult time for them.

“We are continuing to carry out enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this collision.

“I would urge any witnesses, or anyone with relevant dashcam footage, who has not already spoken to police to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210033664. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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