Appeal after serious crash on A35

PUBLISHED: 14:15 08 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:38 08 February 2016


Driver, 27, sustains life-threatening injuries after his car collides with a tree outside Bridport

Police are appealing for witnesses following a very serious injury collision on the A35, near Bridport, on Friday (February 5).

At around 2.16pm a silver Peugeot 306 was being driven toward Dorchester when it left the road and collided with a tree at Walditch.

The driver – a 27-year-old man from Bridport – sustained life threatening injuries and was airlifted by the ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.

The A35 was closed in both directions while emergency services dealt with the incident and collision investigators examined the scene. It was reopened just before 5.30pm.

Police Constable James Howes, of Dorset Police’s Road Traffic Unit, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw the manner of driving of the Peugeot immediately before or at the time of the incident, to please call me on 101.

“I would like to thank motorists for their patience during the road closure which was necessary to allow emergency services to treat the man at the scene and to investigate what happened today.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 5:183. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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