Man seriously injured by falling debris from lorry in Christchurch

A MAN in his 80s was injured after being hit by something falling from a lorry in Christchurch.

Police are investigating after an incident on the A35 Barrack Road at around 11.45am on Wednesday (May 10).

They said the man had been injured by material falling from a lorry near the Shell petrol station.

Officers attended and the man was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that are believed to be serious. His next of kin has been informed.

Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing and road closures have been put in place as an examination of the scene is conducted.

PC Tracey Downer, of the traffic unit, said: “We are carrying out a number of enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident.

“I am keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened, or drivers who were in the area and may have captured anything relevant on dashcam footage.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding during the closures.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, by email to or by calling 101, quoting incident number 10:298. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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