Two elderly people fighting for life after A35 crash

PUBLISHED: 13:05 18 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:27 18 December 2017

The A35. Main image: Google Maps

The A35. Main image: Google Maps

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a three vehicle collision at Morcombelake in West Dorset

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious accident on the A35 in West Dorset yesterday (Sunday, December 17) which left two people fighting for their lives.

At 8.23am a three vehicle collision occurred at Morcombelake involving a silver Citroen C3, a silver BMW 320 convertible and a silver Vauxhall Astra.

The driver of the Citroen, a 77-year-old woman from Bridport, sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Derriford hospital by air ambulance.

Her passenger, an 81-year-old Bridport man, also sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Exeter hospital.

A 27-year-old man from Weymouth, who was the driver of the BMW, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Dorset County Hospital.

The driver of the Vauxhall, a man aged in his 60s and from Hampshire, was uninjured.

The road was closed to allow collision investigators to carry out a full and thorough examination of the scene.

Police Sergeant Fern Graham, of the traffic unit, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or the manner of driving of either of the three vehicles prior to the incident to please get in touch.

“I would ask that anybody who was in the area at the time to consider any dashcam footage they may have which could assist me in my investigation.

“Also, I would like to thank motorists for their patience while the road closure was in place to allow emergency services to deal with the collision.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 17:107. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org


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