A MAN is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a car.

At approximately 2:45pm on Monday July 13 police officers were called to a report of a crash involving a Ford Fiesta and a 78-year-old man in a car park in Gillingham.

The man was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital after he sustained possible life-threatening injuries in the crash. The driver was not injured.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

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."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 13:268. Alternatively, if you wish to stay anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.