Traffic officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone
with information to come forward after a woman and a teenager were
seriously injured following a road traffic collision in the
Charminster area of the town.
The collision occurred at 3.50am on Sunday 18 March 2012 on
Charminster Road, when a Ford Focus, driven by a 22-year-old
Bournemouth man, travelling from Cemetery Junction toward Throop
collided with two pedestrians.
One pedestrian, a 21-year-old woman, suffered serious
life-threatening injuries and the other pedestrian, a 17-year-old
boy, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Senior Investigating Officer, Police Sergeant Joe Pardey, said:
“Following further enquiries I would like to talk to occupants from
two specific vehicles that were near the scene but have not yet
“One of the vehicles is an older style BMW convertible which was
behind the collision vehicle at Cemetery Junction. The other car is
a dark coloured Peugeot which arrived at the scene behind the first
“Unfortunately, neither vehicle remained at the scene as they
turned around and drove off.
“The occupants of these cars may be able to provide valuable
information to the investigation and may not have realised what had
happened in front of them.
“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the
incident and has not yet spoken to police.”
The driver of the Ford Focus, a 22-year-old Bournemouth man, was
arrested on suspicion of driving offences and released on bail
pending further enquiries.
Witnesses and anyone with any information should call
Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 18:66, or
Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.