Updated: Fatal accident on the A35

A MAN has died in an accident on the A35 at Bloxworth.

Emergency services were scrambled at 3am on Saturday, following the fatal collision involving a pedestrian and a cream-coloured coach.

The road was closed between Morden Park Corner and Woodbury Cross. Diversions were set up on the A31 and B3075.

The A35 re-opened around 10am. Next of kin have yet to be informed.

The Echo understands the victim, who suffered head injuries, had been socialising in Poole town centre and then caught a taxi to the Bakers Arms roundabout. He then began walking in the direction of Bere Regis.

Witnesses to the incident itself or anyone who saw the pedestrian or coach on this section of the A35 at this time are asked to contact PC 2160 Edge of Western Traffic Unit on 01305 222222.

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11:14am Sat 23 Jun 12

Peter6 says...

Something needs to be done at this junction to slow traffic, there have been enough deaths here.
Something needs to be done at this junction to slow traffic, there have been enough deaths here. Peter6
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12:33pm Sat 23 Jun 12

ijwufo68 says...

I and the wife drove pass him at 2-40 am, he was wearing dark clothing then and not easy to see!!!!!

My deepest sympathy to the family of this man
I and the wife drove pass him at 2-40 am, he was wearing dark clothing then and not easy to see!!!!! My deepest sympathy to the family of this man ijwufo68
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1:12pm Sat 23 Jun 12

ajp641 says...

This made me shudder as we lost a relative in this area many years ago. Condolenses to their family and friends.
This made me shudder as we lost a relative in this area many years ago. Condolenses to their family and friends. ajp641
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11:02am Sun 24 Jun 12

annotator1 says...

Peter6 wrote:
Something needs to be done at this junction to slow traffic, there have been enough deaths here.
I feel for the relatives of all people that have been involved with a road traffic accident BUT with all due respect pedestrians MUST be aware of the dangers of walking at night with no lighting, especially whilst wearing dark clothes. One cannot be seen at night by responsible drivers.
There is nothing wrong with this junction!
My deepest sympathy to all.
[quote][p][bold]Peter6[/bold] wrote: Something needs to be done at this junction to slow traffic, there have been enough deaths here.[/p][/quote]I feel for the relatives of all people that have been involved with a road traffic accident BUT with all due respect pedestrians MUST be aware of the dangers of walking at night with no lighting, especially whilst wearing dark clothes. One cannot be seen at night by responsible drivers. There is nothing wrong with this junction! My deepest sympathy to all. annotator1
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2:16pm Mon 25 Jun 12

ade123 says...

Here we go again, People with opinions regardless of facts,This poor man lost his life.Why dont you keep your opinions to yourself,comments like that do not help the poor relatives of this unfortunate man.
Here we go again, People with opinions regardless of facts,This poor man lost his life.Why dont you keep your opinions to yourself,comments like that do not help the poor relatives of this unfortunate man. ade123
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8:01pm Mon 25 Jun 12

Phaedrus says...

This road has a poor safety record, much of it narrow for the volume of traffic with deceptive sightlines. It is a very dangerous place to walk at night even if all precautions are taken.
All sympathy to family and friends.
This road has a poor safety record, much of it narrow for the volume of traffic with deceptive sightlines. It is a very dangerous place to walk at night even if all precautions are taken. All sympathy to family and friends. Phaedrus
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