Man Dies After Hit By Coach

A pedestrian's died after being hit by a coach on the A35.

The collision took place near Bloxworth at around 03:00 on Saturday, not far from Morden Park Corner.

Police say a 24-year-old man from Southport, Merseyside, died after suffering serious head injuries.

Part of the A35 was closed for eight hours for investigation work.

The coach was en-route to Weymouth to collect passengers, and was empty at the time of the crash. The driver - a 55-year-old man from Bournemouth - wasn't hurt.

A Dorset Police spokesman said "The pedestrian was walking towards the Bere Regis direction when he was struck by a Volvo single-decker coach, coloured cream, being driven in the same direction."

"As a result of the collision the pedestrian sustained fatal head injuries and sadly died at the scene."

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision should call Dorset Police on 101.

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