10 May 2016
Officers are appealing for witnesses following a two-vehicle serious injury road traffic collision on the A35 near Lyme Regis.
The collision occurred at approximately 10.10am today, Tuesday 10 May 2016, on the eastbound carriageway of the A35 at the junction with Monkton Wyld and involved a silver Skoda Fabia and a black Vauxhall Vivaro van.
The driver of the Skoda, a 75-year-old man from Cornwall, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken by air ambulance to a hospital in Plymouth. His condition is described as critical.
The front seat passenger of the Skoda, a 71-year-old woman from Cornwall, suffered serious injuries to her legs. She was taken to Exeter Hospital by road ambulance.
The driver of the Vauxhall van was uninjured.
The road remained closed while emergency services dealt with the collision and Dorset Police would like to thank the public for their patience during this time. The road has now reopened.
Police Constable James Howes, of Dorset Police’s Road Traffic Unit, said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the incident to please contact Dorset Police.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 10:94. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
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