Update and renewed witness appeal in relation to serious collision in East Dorset

Alert message sent 02/08/2021 13:13:00

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A woman seriously injured in a collision on the A31 in East Dorset has sadly died.

Dorset Police received a report at 3.04pm on Thursday 29 July 2021 of a collision at Sturminster Marshall involving a blue Honda Civic estate and a blue and green Ford Transit van.

Officers attended, along with the ambulance service, and the fire service also assisted with removing two women from the Honda. Both were taken to Dorset County Hospital for treatment. 

A woman aged in her 90s sustained serious injuries and very sadly died in hospital on the evening of Friday 30 July 2021. Her family has been informed.

The other woman, aged in her 50s, sustained injuries that were not believed to be serious.

The driver of the Ford, a man aged in his 60s, was taken to Poole Hospital for treatment to injuries that were not believed to be serious.

Sergeant Rhys Griffiths, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the woman who died at this difficult time.

“We are continuing our enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this collision and I would again appeal to any witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam to please contact us if you have not already spoken to police.”

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 occurrence number 55210121928. 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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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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