Poole man suffers life threatening injuries in collision

Officers investigating a serious injury road traffic collision in Poole are appealing for any witnesses or motorists with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

At approximately 11.15am on Friday 25 October 2019 it is reported that a two vehicle collision occurred on Gravel Hill.

The collision involved a silver Ford Mondeo and a lorry.

The driver of the Ford – a man aged in his 80s and from Poole – sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment. His family has been informed and are being supported by officers.

The lorry driver was uninjured.

Road closures were put in place to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.

Police Inspector Joe Pardey, of the traffic unit, said: “We are carrying out a detailed investigation into the circumstances of this collision and I am appealing to any witnesses who have not already spoken to us to come forward.

“I would also urge any motorists who were travelling in the area at the time and have dashcam fitted to their vehicle to please check their footage for anything relevant.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding during the road closures. These are absolutely necessary to allow the emergency services to respond and for us to carry out an examination of the collision scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 25:111. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.