Witness appeal following serious injury collision near Wareham

22 May 2019
Officers investigating a serious injury collision near Wareham are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

The collision occurred at around 9.45am on Wednesday 22 May 2019 on the A351 between Wareham and Stoborough. It involved a white KSR Moto motorbike and a bicycle.

The cyclist, a man aged in his 70s from Farnborough in Hampshire, was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital for treatment to injuries that are believed to be life-threatening. His family has been informed.

The motorcyclist, a local man aged in his 70s, was taken by ambulance to Poole Hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident and for an examination of the scene to take place.

Sergeant Nikki Burt, of the traffic unit, said: “We are carrying out a full investigation to establish the circumstances of this collision and I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident and has not already spoken to police to please contact us.

“I would also urge anyone who was driving in the area around the time of the collision and has dashcam fitted to check their footage for anything relevant.

“Finally, I would like to thank motorists and anyone affected for their patience and understanding during the road closures. These were necessary to enable to emergency services to deal with the incident and to allow for a full examination of the scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 22:109. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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