11.17 AM Thursday 17 April 2014

Appeal after fail to stop collision in Christchurch

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 A338.

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 the Suzuki.

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 the Suzuki.

“I believe that a dark-coloured estate, possibly a Renault, stopped to check on the occupants of the 4x4.

“The occupants of the estate may have more details about the vehicle that can help me with my investigation.

“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone who has information about the vehicles involved.

“All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

As a result of the collision, lane two of the A338 was closed for approximately one hour causing long tailbacks.

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 apply.

 

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