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Fatal road traffic collision near Dorchester – witness appeal

30 May 2021
Officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision near Dorchester are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The incident, which happened on Coombe Road in Winterbourne Steepleton, was reported to police at 7.23pm on Sunday 30 May 2021. It involved a black Harley Davidson motorcycle and a grey Ford Focus.

Sadly, the motorcyclist – a man in his 50s and from Yeovil – died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and the coroner notified.

A road closure is in place to enable emergency services to attend the incident.

Police Sergeant Mark Scammell, of the traffic unit, said: “Tragically, the motorcyclist lost his life and my thoughts go out to his family and friends.

“We are trying to establish what exactly happened and are conducting a thorough investigation of the scene.

“Any witnesses who have not spoken with police yet or anyone who may have information that could assist our investigation is asked to contact us as soon as possible.

“In addition, I am keen to hear from anyone who might have captured relevant dashcam footage.

“I would like to thank any affected motorists for their patience during the necessary road closure, which allows us to respond to the incident and collect evidence in a safe way.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 30:711. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.

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