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Witness Appeal After Fatal Accident In North Dorset

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11:11am 14th November 2014

Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision in the Henstridge area of North Dorset.

The incident happened at 4.44pm on Thursday 13 November 2014 on the A30 Shaftesbury Road at Five Bridges between Shaftesbury and Henstridge.

A grey Fiat Punto was being driven toward Shaftesbury when it lost control, mounted the nearside grass verge and went into a hedge.

The driver of the car, a 65-year-old man from Sherborne, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Yeovil Hospital. He sadly died later that day.

The A30 was closed between the Henstridge traffic lights and Stour Hill Cross for around two hours to allow for a thorough examination of the scene. 

Police Sergeant Dave Stroud, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said: “Early indications are that the driver may have suffered a medical episode at the wheel.

“Witnesses stopped to assist the victim until paramedics arrived. Sadly the driver died in hospital.

“I am appealing for any witnesses who saw the collision or the manner of driving of this vehicle prior to the incident to call me on 101.”

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and the coroner has been notified.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 13:320. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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