5.10 AM Friday 18 April 2014

Serious road traffic collision near Ferndown

Traffic officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a serious road traffic collision near to the town.

The incident, in which a white Citroen Berlingo collided with a tree on Stapehill Road near to a sharp bend, happened overnight between Wednesday 2 January and Thursday 3 January 2013.

The driver, a 52-year-old local man, sustained life threatening injuries and remains in Southampton General Hospital in a critical condition.

Police Constable Lynn Parsons, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said: “At the moment we are not aware of any other vehicle being involved.

“We are appealing for witnesses to contact us to help determine exactly what happened.

“In particular we are keen to hear from anyone who may have passed the van after it had collided with the tree.

“I ask anyone with information to contact the police urgently on 101.”

Next of kin have been informed.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 03:39. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

 

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