Elderly man dies in crash in Cerne Abbas

A DRIVER died when his car reportedly collided with a wall near Dorchester today. Dorset Police was called at 12.32pm today to a report of a crash involving a brown Honda Jazz on Long Street in Cerne Abbas, near Dorchester. It is reported that the car was involved in a crash with a wall.

Officers attended with the ambulance and fire services and very sadly the driver – a local man aged in his 90s – was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed and the coroner has been notified. A road closure was put in place to allow emergency services to respond to the incident.

Police Sergeant Lee Savage, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the man who sadly died. “We are carrying out a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the collision and I would like to hear from any witnesses who have not spoken with police yet or anyone with relevant dashcam footage.” Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 25:318.

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