Husband and wife seriously injured after crash near Sherborne

Husband and wife seriously injured after crash near Sherborne

Published by Maria Greenwood at 8:04am 22nd January 2020.

A man and his wife have been seriously injured in an accident near Sherborne.

The accident happened around 3.53pm yesterday (Tuesday 21 January) afternoon on the A30 at Babylon Hill, near to the Marl Lane turn off to Over Compton.

Two vehicles were involved, a grey Skoda Roomster and a silver Toyota HiAce panel van.


The driver of the Skoda, a local man, sustained serious injuries and his wife, who was travelling in the front of the car, sustained life-threatening injuries. Their family has been informed. 

The driver of the Toyota van, a man from Yeovil, sustained minor injuries.

All three casualties have been taken to hospital for treatment.

Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to deal with the incident and for an examination of the collision scene to be conducted. 

Road closed sign


Police Sergeant Sarah Jones, of the traffic unit, said:

“We are carrying out a full investigation to establish the circumstances of this collision.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to contact us. 

"I would also urge any motorists who were travelling in the area at the time and have dashcams fitted to their vehicle to check their footage for anything relevant.

“Finally, I would like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding during the road closures. These have been absolutely necessary to allow the emergency services to respond and for a detailed examination of the scene to be carried out safely.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email at or by calling 101, quoting incident number 21:259.