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Cyclist fights for life after rush-hour crash on Poole's Dorset Way
A MALE cyclist was fighting for life last night after a crash at a busy roundabout during rush-hour.
The cyclist, a Poole man in his 30s, was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with “serious, life-threatening injuries” following the collision with a black Audi A1 car on the Mannings Heath roundabout in Poole just after 6pm.
Police said this morning the cyclist was in a serious but stable condition at Southampton Hospital.
One side of the A3049 Dorset Way was shut from the roundabout towards the Old Wareham Road,Tower Park roundabout and Mannings Heath Road was partially blocked from Tesco at Tower Park while emergency services attended the scene.
Investigators were checking the road surface and the bike and vehicle while the closures remained in place.
The two lanes of the dual carriageway from the direction of Old Wareham Road towards the Mannings Heath Roundabout remained open.
The driver of the Audi, a Poole woman, was last night helping police with their inquiries.
Sergeant Lee Savage, from the Dorset Police traffic unit, appealed for any witnesses who saw the Audi or the bright blue drop handlebar road bike before or during the crash to contact him.
He said: “At 6.03pm police were called to a report of a collision involving a car and a pedal cycle at Mannings Heath Road.
“Upon arrival we found a man in his 30s had sustained serious life threatening injuries due to the collision.
“He was flown by air ambulance to the Southampton trauma unit.
“The driver of the vehicle, a local female, has been assisting us with our enquiries.
“If anyone witnessed the pedal cyclist or the Audi prior to the collision or if they saw the collision can they please contact me.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information can contact Sgt Savage on 101, quoting incident number 390 of October 3.
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