A woman who sustained life-threatening injuries during a collision near Sherborne has very sadly died.
Dorset Police was called at 3.53pm on Tuesday 21 January 2020 to a report of a two vehicle collision involving a grey Skoda Roomster and a silver Toyota HiAce panel van on the A30 at Babylon Hill, near to the Marl Lane turn off to Over Compton.
The driver of the Skoda, a local 88-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and remains in a serious condition in hospital. His 86-year-old wife, who was travelling in the front of the car, sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to hospital for treatment. She sadly died on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 January 2020. Her family is being supported by a specially-trained family liaison officer.
The driver of the Toyota van, a man aged in his 50s and from Yeovil, sustained minor injuries.
Police Sergeant Sarah Jones, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family at this difficult time.
“We are continuing to investigate the collision and I would like any witnesses who have not yet spoken to officers to please come forward.
“As part of my enquiries I am keen to obtain general dashcam footage of the A30 between 3.30pm and 4pm on Tuesday 21 January. I would ask any motorists with such footage to please come forward, even if it doesn’t capture the collision.”
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 21:259. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.