A WOMAN has sustained life-changing injures after she was hit by a truck in a car park. 

Dorset Police received a report of a collision involving a MAN 18T HGV and a pedestrian in the Waitrose car park on Cheap Street at 12.08pm on Thursday, October 29.

Police officers, along with the ambulance service, responded to the incident as officers closed nearby roads.

The pedestrian – a woman aged in her 70s from Sturminster Newton – was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol with injuries that are believed to be life-changing.

An investigation has been launched into the incident as the injured woman recovers from her injuries. 

Police Constable Donal Doyle, of the traffic unit, said: “We are carrying out enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this collision and I would ask for any witnesses to please come forward.

“I would also ask anyone who was in the car park at the relevant time and has dashcam fitted to their vehicle to please check their footage for anything that might assist our investigation.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding during the road closures, which were necessary to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident and for an examination of the scene to be carried out.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200162964.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.