Woman sadly dies following collision in Christchurch

A woman involved in a serious road traffic collision in Christchurch has sadly died from her injuries.

Dorset Police was called at 10.29am on Friday 9 August 2019 to a report of a collision on Barrack Road, outside the Premier Inn hotel.

The collision involved a white Volvo lorry and a grey Mazda 6, which subsequently collided with a wall of the hotel as well as a number of parked vehicles in the car park.

Officers attended, along with the ambulance and fire services, and the driver of the Mazda – a woman aged in her 80s and from Christchurch – was freed from the vehicle before being airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

Very sadly she was pronounced dead at the hospital last night, Friday 9 August 2019. The woman’s family has been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

Police Sergeant Fern Graham, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

“We are continuing to investigate this collision to establish the full circumstances and I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police or anyone with dashcam footage to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 9:129. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org