Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with
information to come forward after a fail to stop road traffic
collision, involving two cars and a coach, which caused long
tailbacks on the A338 near Christchurch.
The incident, in which a white Scania coach collided with a blue
Suzuki, happened at approximately 12.30pm on Friday 23 November
2012 at the Blackwater junction slipway heading southbound onto the
Shortly before the collision, a vehicle,
believed to be a dark-coloured 4x4 and possibly an Audi, pulled out
onto the A338.
The driver of the 4x4 stopped briefly before
driving off without leaving any details.
No one was injured in the collision.
Significant damage was caused to the rear of
Police Constable Matt Saunders of Christchurch
Police, said: “I am particularly keen to locate the 4x4 that pulled
onto the A338 shortly before the collision between the coach and
“I believe that a dark-coloured estate,
possibly a Renault, stopped to check on the occupants of the
“The occupants of the estate may have more
details about the vehicle that can help me with my
“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed
the incident and anyone who has information about the vehicles
“All calls will be treated in the strictest of
As a result of the collision, lane two of the
A338 was closed for approximately one hour causing long
Witnesses and anyone with information
should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident
number 23:211. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous
Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may