Dorset

Pedestrian, 90, killed in Charmouth 'hit-and-run' crash

Lower Sea Lane Junction with The Street Image copyright Google
Image caption The 90-year-old pedestrian died at the junction of Lower Sea Lane and The Street in Charmouth

A 90-year-old man has been killed in an apparent hit-and-run crash.

The pedestrian was struck by a car at the junction of The Street and Lower Sea Lane in Charmouth, Dorset, at about 19:15 GMT on Thursday.

Dorset Police said members of the public, officers and paramedics attempted to help the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A local man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences.

He was held on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

The force said the victim's next of kin had been informed and a file had been passed on to the coroner.

Sgt Sarah Jones said: "Our thoughts are with the man's family at this very distressing time."

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said it was reported that the car driver had failed to stop following the crash.

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