Officers investigating a serious road traffic collision in Sherborne are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

The incident, which involved a red Ford Transit minibus, a red Toyota Yaris and a red Volkswagen Polo happened on the A30 Sherborne Road at Purse Caundle and was reported to police at 6.15pm on Thursday 7 September 2023.

A man in his 60s was taken to the hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries. A man and a woman, both aged in their late teens, were also taken to the hospital with suspected serious injuries.

A road closure was put in place to enable emergency services to safely deal with the incident.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving offences.

Police Constable Adam Carr, of the Roads Policing Team, said: “We are carrying out a thorough investigation to establish the full circumstances of this incident.

“I am appealing for any witnesses to the collision, or the manner of driving of any of the vehicles prior to it, to please contact us.

“I would also ask anyone who was driving in the area and has a dashcam fitted to their vehicle to please check their footage for anything that might assist our enquiries.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding while the road closures were in place.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230142209. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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