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Investigation Launched Into Fatal Accident On The A35

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7:03am 14th October 2014
(Updated 11:45am 14th October 2014)

More details have been released about yesterday's fatal accident on the A35 at Winterborne Abbas, in the hope that witnesses will come forward.

It's now known the victim was a 47-year-old man from Nottinghamshire.

A 39-year-old man and 69-year-old woman from Yeovil who were passengers in his car sustained life threatening injuries.

A 20-year-old man from Bridport who was driving the other vehicle involved was seriously injured.

Officers were called at 8.13am on Monday 13 October 2014 to reports of a two vehicle collision on the A35 Winterborne Abbas to Bridport road, a quarter of a mile east of the Compton Valence junction.

A blue Daihatsu Terios was travelling eastbound when it was in collision with a silver Rover 45 car travelling westbound.

The road was closed for several hours and diversions were put in place by Dorset Police and the Highways Agency.

Traffic Inspector Colin Bell said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this collision or the manner of driving of the Daihatsu or the Rover prior to the collision to contact investigating officer PC 738 Redmond on 101 quoting incident number 13:45.

“The road was closed for five hours to allow collision investigators to carry out a full and thorough examination of the complex scene. I would like to thank motorists for their patience.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 13:45. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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