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UPDATED: A31 reopened after three car crash
11:00am Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
A MAN has suffered a suspected neck fracture after a three vehicle crash on the A31 near Wimborne this morning.
The crash, reported to police at around 9.15am, involved a white Mercedes Sprinter van registered to a Devon firm, a silver Ford S-MAX MPV and a green SEAT Ibiza between the Lake Gates roundabout and the Coventry Arms junction.
One man was taken to Bournemouth Hospital and another casualty was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The road was closed in both directions, with diversions in place at the Lake Gates roundabout and at Candys Lane, and at the Roundhouse roundabout via the A350 for lorries.
It has now reopened.
Two police cars, two ambulances and one fireman, who was filling up his car with petrol at the Esso garage, attended the incident.
The injured man was travelling in a silver Ford with two teenage boys, who were uninjured.
He was taken to hospital in a neck brace.
Van driver Brian Taylor, 49, was involved in the collision while on his way to make a delivery to Nottingham.
He said: “I’m feeling fine but a little shaken up as my airbag didn’t go off.
“Now I’m not going to get home until midnight.”
Chantel Steel, 19, a waitress at the roadside cafe opposite the scene of the accident, said: “It was all very dramatic.
“A lady from the Esso garage rushed over straight away to help.”
She added that it was “lucky” no one seemed to be badly injured.
Cindy Ricketts, 38, who works at the garage, dashed over as soon as she spotted the crash and began directing traffic.
“The car being driven by the dad who was with the two teenagers was sandwiched in between the car and the van,” she said.
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