A MAN in his 70s has died - almost one month after he was involved in a car crash and taken to hospital by air ambulance.

At around 2.45pm on July 13 Dorset Police officers were called to a report of a crash involving a Ford Fiesta and a pedestrian in a car park in Marlott Road, Gillingham.

The pedestrian, a 78-year-old local man, sustained possible life-threatening injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

He died on the evening of Wednesday, August 5, as a result of the injuries. His family has been informed and is being supported by officers.

The driver of the Ford was uninjured.

Police Sergeant Nikki Burt, of the serious collision investigation team, said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“We are continuing to investigate this incident and would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to please get in touch.”

Anyone with further information can contact Dorset Police by calling 101 quoting incident number 13:268.