Man killed in collision with flatbed scaffolding lorry reversing across major road

Man killed by reversing scaffolding lorry

An inquest has heard that a man died of his injuries after his car was in collision with a flatbed scaffolding lorry that was reversing across a major road in Dorset.

The man who was 73, was driving a silver Vauxhall Astra, he died following the crash with an Iveco flatbed scaffolding lorry, in Dorchester Road, Upton on Monday October 14.

The Daily Echo reports that emergency services attended the scene and took the man to Poole Hospital, he died the following afternoon.

The passenger in the man’s car, a woman in her 80s, and the driver of the lorry, a man in his 50s, were uninjured.

Police have launched an investigation into the man’s death.

An inquest was opened and adjourned on Friday at the coroner’s court in Bournemouth.

Inspector Joe Pardey, of the traffic unit, called for information after the crash.

He said: “At this difficult time, our thoughts are with the family of the man who died.

“I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to please contact us. I am particularly keen to speak to the driver of a dark-coloured Ford Fusion that was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision.

“I am also appealing to anyone who was travelling in the area at the time of the collision and may have relevant dashcam footage to come forward.”