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Tragic toll: the 25 people who died on Dorset roads last year
8:53am Tuesday 8th January 2013 in News
The number of people killed on Dorset's roads jumped by almost a third last year. Here are the 25 who lost their lives.
Carmel Buckley, 76, of Southbourne, suffered fatal injuries as she tried to get off a bus in Bournemouth.
She received a chest injury as a result of the fall which happened on January 31 on a single decker Yellow Buses bus in Southbourne Grove.
Mrs Buckley died five days after the incident from pneumonia and emphysema due to a chest injury.
Five-year-old Lily-Mae Jeffries died following a collision on Weymouth Way on March 11.
She was crossing the road with her grandmother Anita Jeffries when they were involved in a collision with two motorbikes.
Lily died from her injuries the following day. Mrs Jeffries, 72, suffered serious injuries in the incident and her two older grandchildren aged six and 10 were treated at Dorset County Hospital.
The father-of two suffered multiple injuries and died in hospital.
He was a works manager at a metal fabrication company and belonged to Dorset Motorcycle Club. More than 100 people staged a mass 50-mile ride-out last month in his memory.
His bike was in collision with a car.
Mr Barry’s family and friends paid tribute to him by riding their motorbikes in convoy down Ashley Road with signs saying: “Can you see us now? RIP Nick Barry.”
His wife suffered minor injuries in the accident which happened near the Monkey’s Jump near Dorchester and Winterbourne Abbas.
Cyclist Michael Walker, 17, from Poole, died after being involved in a collision with a car on the southbound carriageway of Holes Bay Road on May 4.
The teenager was a keen sailor and a member of Poole Yacht Club.
Ben Andrews, 19, from Blandford, was killed in a horrific head-on crash on the A354, just north of Blandford’s Pimperne roundabout on May 7. Three others were seriously injured in the collision.
Ilse Davies, 84, from Weymouth, died following a collision on Dorchester Road in Weymouth on May 24.
Cyclist Lewis Monks, 19, from Weymouth, died on June 8 after he was involved in a collision with a First Bus on Newstead Road in Weymouth.
The Sapper in the Royal Engineers, who was training at Bovington, was in collision with a coach on a notorious stretch of the A35 between Poole and Bere Regis.
His funeral was held in the church in which he was to marry fiancée Debbie Smith.
Cyclist Garry Newsam, 51, from Sherborne, was killed following a collision with a car on the A30 at Babylon Hill near Sherborne, on June 28.
74-year-old passenger Elizabeth Rees died in the days following a three vehicle road accident on the A352 in Wareham on June 28.
The incident was initially treated as a minor-injury collision, but Mrs Rees was admitted to hospital on her return to Cornwall and later died.
77-year-old grandmother Margaret Howell suffered fatal injuries after being involved in a collision with a lorry in Wimborne Road, Winton, on Thursday, July 12. She died the following day.
Michael Rolfe, 73, from Taunton, and Rosemary Snell, 68, from Somerset, died when their car was crushed by a landslide on the Tunnel Road in Beaminster, on July 16.
Thomas Harris, 32, from Boscombe died on July 18 after sustaining injuries following a fall on his bike off Boscombe Overcliff Drive the previous day.
Ian Evans, 42, died in an accident off Littlemoor Bridge on the Weymouth Relief Road on July 19.
Nigel John Axe, 49, of Weymouth, died when his Kawasaki ZX900 collided with two cars on the B3390 at Warmwell near Dorchester, on Thursday, August 9.
John Eighteen, from Westbourne, died after a collision with a bus on the Ashley Road in Parkstone on August 23.
Kenneth McDonald, 47, died following a collision on Preston Beach Road, Weymouth, on September 2.
Motorcyclist Scott Emerson Rose, 39, from Dorchester, died in a crash on the Weymouth relief Road on September 8.
Pedestrian John Hudson, 85, died when in collision with a van on Cliff Drive/Bodley Road, Canford Cliffs, on September 23.
Craig Jewell and Joshua Tate died when the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree and burst into flames on Ringwood Road, close to the Bear Cross roundabout, in the early hours of November 3. An inquest into their deaths was held last month.
31-year-old chef Darius Garncarz, from Bournemouth, died on Thursday, December 27 when his Audi A6 collided with a tree on the B3070 in Wareham near to the junction with Holme Lane.
Lives have also been lost on roads in the New Forest.
Internationally renowned surgeon and father-of-three Nick Boeree died when his 1,300cc Yamaha FJR motorcycle was in a head-on crash with a lorry on the A337 Brockenhurst to Lymington road on March 21. He lived in Bramshaw.
Pensioner Richard Steele-Perkins, 77, of Haslemere, Surrey, was killed when his dark red Daihatsu Sirion car was in collision with three other vehicles by the Ringwood flyover on February 15.
Motorcyclist Bernard Ryder died following a collision with a van on the A35 at Holmsley in May.
Joyce Frigot, 61, from Christchurch, died at the scene of a head-on crash on the A35 near Holmsley on June 17.
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