Pensioner Killed Crossing The Road In Weymouth - UPDATED

Pensioner Killed Crossing The Road In Weymouth - UPDATED

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 6:45am 12th October 2015. (Updated at 7:07am 15th October 2015)

An elderly man's been killed after being hit by a motorbike as he crossed a road in Weymouth.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an elderly pedestrian died in a fatal collision in Weymouth.

At approximately 5.05pm on Sunday 11 October 2015, an elderly man and his wife were crossing the B3159 Preston Beach Road when the man was in collision with a yellow Suzuki motorcycle travelling north.

The pedestrian, a local man aged in his 80s, died at the scene. His wife was shocked but uninjured.

The motorcyclist, a 26-year-old man from Dorchester, was thrown from his bike and sustained two broken arms. He was taken to Dorset County Hospital for treatment.

The road was closed between Overcombe Corner and Greenhill while collision investigators examined the scene. It was reopened at 11.24pm.

Police Constable Andy Fields, of Dorset Police's Traffic Unit, said: "We know immediately before the collision occurred the motorcyclist was riding with another motorcyclist travelling on a purple and black Honda bike.

"We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to officers to please call Dorset Police on 101.

"The road was closed for some time to allow for a thorough investigation of the scene and I would like to thank motorists for their patience."

A 31-year-old man from Weymouth has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail until mid-January 2016 pending further enquiries.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 11:331. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.