Renewed appeal following serious injury collision on A35

09 May 2016
Police investigating a serious road traffic collision on the A35 at Dorchester have renewed their appeal for information from the public.

At around 1.10pm on Saturday 7 May 2016 a serious injury collision occurred between a number of motorcycles on the westbound carriageway of the A35 between Yellowham Hill and Puddletown.

Four people, all from the Southampton area, were injured.

Two of the injured – a 16-year-old girl and a 23-year-old man – were taken to Southampton General Hospital. The girl remains in a life-threatening condition in the Intensive Care Unit. The man’s condition is described as serious but not life-threatening.

Two men aged 21 and 28 were taken to Dorset County Hospital for treatment to serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

Both lanes of the A35 were closed for around nine hours while collision investigators examine the scene. 

Police Sergeant Joe Pardey, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said: “I would like to thank those witnesses who have already called us following our earlier appeal.

"I am still keen to hear from anyone who either saw the collision or the manner of riding of any of the motorcycles involved as they travelled along the A31 and onto the A35. If you have any information, please call me on 101." 

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 7:199. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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