17 year old boy sustains serious injuries in collision

Officers investigating a serious injury road traffic collision in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.

At 1.20am on Saturday 6 October 2018 a collision occurred on Charminster Road involving a red Seat Toledo car and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian – a 17-year-old local boy – sustained serious injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment. His condition is not life-threatening. The car driver – a local man aged in his 70s – was uninjured.

Road closures were put in place while emergency services dealt with the incident. It was reopened just after 7.15am on Sunday 7 October.

Police Sergeant Mark Scammell, of the traffic unit, said: “We are investigating the full circumstances of this collision and have spoken to a number of witnesses.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to officers to please get in touch. I would also like to hear from anyone who may have any relevant dashcam footage.

“The road was closed to allow the emergency services to deal with the incident and for a thorough examination of the scene to be carried out. We would like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding during the closure.”

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 6:30. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.