A 17-year-old boy died in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Insignia on the A354 Blandford bypass between the Badger Roundabout and Two Gates Roundabout, also known as the Wimborne roundabout.
The accident happened at approximately 12.30am on Saturday 17 July and the Blandford pedestrian sadly died at the scene.
The Vauxhall driver sustained a minor injury and was treated at the scene.
Police Constable Mike Burt, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy who sadly died at this extremely difficult time for them.
“We will be carrying out a full investigation to establish the circumstances of this collision and I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened or may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam footage to please come forward.
“I understand that shortly after the collision the driver of the Vauxhall attempted to flag down a passing vehicle, but we have so far not been able to identify this car. I am appealing for the driver to please come forward as a witness as they may have important information to assist my enquiries.
“Finally, I would like to thank the public for their patience while the road closure was in place. The closure allowed the emergency services to respond to the incident in a safe manner and thoroughly examine the scene.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101, quoting incident number 17:19. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.
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