Elderly woman dies after crash near Sherborne

Elderly woman dies after crash near Sherborne

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:18am 24th January 2020.

Police say a woman who sustained life-threatening injuries during a collision near Sherborne has died.

Dorset Police was called at 3.53pm on Tuesday (21 January) to a report of a two vehicle collision involving a grey Skoda Roomster and a silver Toyota HiAce panel van on the A30 at Babylon Hill, near to the Marl Lane turn off to Over Compton.

The driver of the Skoda, a local 88-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and remains in a serious condition in hospital.

A30 Babylon Hill, near the Marl Lane turn off.
A30 Babylon Hill, near the Marl Lane turn off.

His 86-year-old wife, who was travelling in the front of the car, sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to hospital for treatment.

She sadly died on Wednesday afternoon.

Her family is being supported by a specially-trained family liaison officer.

The driver of the Toyota van, a man aged in his 50s and from Yeovil, sustained minor injuries.

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

"Our thoughts are with the woman's family at this difficult time. 

"We are continuing to investigate the collision and I would like any witnesses who have not yet spoken to officers to please come forward.

"As part of my enquiries I am keen to obtain general dashcam footage of the A30 between 3.30pm and 4pm on Tuesday 21 January. I would ask any motorists with such footage to please come forward, even if it doesn't capture the collision."

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 incident number 21:259.

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