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Police Appeal for Witnesses after Pensioner Dies in Road Accident in Wareham

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12:01am 8th July 2012

An elderly woman's died after an accident involving multiple vehicles near Wareham.

Traffic officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a three vehicle road traffic collision on the A352 in Wareham.

At approximately 12.30pm on Thursday 28 June 2012 three vehicles were involved in a collision on the A352 on Worgret Hill at the junction with Puddletown Road.

The collision involved a silver Vauxhall Astra being, driven by a 74-year-old woman from the Surrey area, a blue Nissan X-Trail, being driven by a 74-year-old man from the Cornwall area and a white heavy goods vehicle, being driven by a man from the Yeovil area.

Initially it was thought that none of the people involved in the collision sustained serious injuries and only suffered minor injuries.

However, after returning home to Cornwall the front seat passenger of the Nissan X-Trail, a 74-year-old woman, was admitted to Royal Cornwall Hospital and later died.

Police Constable Andy Gold, of Weymouth Traffic Police, said: "Police are investigating the circumstances of the collision and the death of the 74-year-old woman.

"I would ask anyone who has any information about this incident, or who witnessed the collision to please contact myself by calling 101."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 28:189. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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