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UPDATE: Long delays after two rush hour crashes on Dorset Way in Poole
FOUR cars have been involved in two separate collisions this evening during the busy rush hour along Dorset Way in Poole.
There are reported delays of up to an hour following the collisions, causing congestion to Mannings Heath roundabout and beyond.
The road is now fully open but motorists have been told to avoid the area due to severe delays.
@Bournemouthecho From my office window I can see that Yarrow Road is gridlocked in both directions as is the slip road from Frankie&Bennys.— Lee Henderson (@lee7seven) December 11, 2013
Traffic is being diverted towards Dale Valley while emergency services are attending the scene of the incident, which involved a blue Peugeot 206, registered to a Bournemouth woman, and a silver Peugeot 206, registered to a Poole woman.
A spokesperson for Dorset Police said that all parties from both cars had managed to leave their vehicles.
No injuries are believed to have been sustained and no arrests were made.
Reports of a second RTC along Dorset Way, on the west-bound carriageway, were made to Dorset Police at 4.15pm.
A silver Hyundai IX35 estate, registered to a Poole woman, and a black Fiat Punto, registered to a Bournemouth company, were in collision near to the Oakdale footbridge.
The ambulance service are on the scene and a child has been treated for a nosebleed, but there are not believed to be any serious injuries.
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