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Man arrested following CCTV appeal after collision in Bournemouth

15 May 2018
A man has been arrested following a CCTV appeal after a road traffic collision in Bournemouth.

At 10.09am today, Tuesday 15 May 2018, Dorset Police was called by the ambulance service to reports of a collision in West Way involving a silver Citroen Saxo.

It was reported that the Saxo left the road and collided with a tree. The driver, a 22-year-old local man, sustained what is described as potentially life-threatening and life-changing injuries and was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital for emergency treatment. His family has been informed. 

The road remained closed while collision investigators examined the scene. 

Officers issued a CCTV image of a black Vauxhall Astra that was believed to have been travelling along West Way at the time of the collision. 

A 42-year-old Bournemouth man has now come forward and was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and is assisting police with enquiries. A black Vauxhall Astra has since been recovered.

Officers would like to thank everyone who has responded to the earlier appeal.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 15:112. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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