A MAN in his 70s was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital after an incident involving a Ford Fiesta.

At around 2.45pm yesterday (July 13) Dorset Police officers were called to the crash in a car park in Marlott Road, Gillingham.

Police say the pedestrian involved, a 78-year-old man, sustained possible life-threatening injuries but the driver of the Ford was uninjured.

The car park was closed to the public to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.

Police Sergeant Nikki Burt, of the serious collision investigation team, said: “Officers from the roads policing team attended the scene to carry out a detailed investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

“I am appealing to any witnesses who may have seen either the vehicle or pedestrian prior to the incident, or who witnessed how the man sustained his injuries and has not already spoken to police, to please come forward.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding as the closures impacted on local amenities and services.

"These were absolutely necessary to allow the emergency services to treat the injured man and for us to carry out an examination of the scene.”

If you have any further information contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 13:268.