Six-month-old baby girl among five victims seriously injured in horror smash on the A350 near Iwerne Minster

Six-month old baby girl among five victims seriously injured in horror smash

Six-month old baby girl among five victims seriously injured in horror smash

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TWO of the victims seriously injured in Friday’s horror smash in North Dorset were young children – one of them a six-month-old baby girl, police have confirmed.

While the driver of the BMW involved, a 30-year-old Poole man, remains in Southampton General Hospital in a critical but stable condition, details of his passengers and the casualty from the other vehicle have started to emerge.

As well as the baby, who was treated at Poole Hospital, a five-year-old boy, also from Poole, was injured seriously, police say.

A woman, aged 28, who was travelling in the silver BMW when it was involved in a collision with the blue Land Rover Freelander on the A350 near Iwerne Minster on Friday evening, is also in a serious condition.

Meanwhile, a fifth person travelling in the BMW, a 24-year-old Poole man, sustained only slight injuries.

The driver of the Land Rover, a 51-year-old man from Wiltshire, is also in hospital with serious injuries.

Both the air ambulance and the police helicopter attended the scene and the BMW driver was airlifted to Southampton hospital.

Dorset Police Sergeant Stuart Pitman said: “This was a very serious incident and I would like to hear from any witnesses who may have seen either of these vehicles travelling prior to the collision or indeed the collision.”

Emergency services were called to the crash scene at 7.25pm.

Witnesses should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 6:435.

A 24-year-old Poole man has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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4:48pm Mon 9 Jun 14

jwtmusic says...

The sooner something is done about that appallingly inadequate road the better. DCC and DoT please take note - or, better still, take action!
The sooner something is done about that appallingly inadequate road the better. DCC and DoT please take note - or, better still, take action! jwtmusic
  • Score: -11

5:05pm Mon 9 Jun 14

we-shall-see says...

jwtmusic wrote:
The sooner something is done about that appallingly inadequate road the better. DCC and DoT please take note - or, better still, take action!
The road may not be standard in width or shape, with lots of bends, but that only means people should drive according to the conditions of the road. I suspect in this case, as in most accidents, speed and lack of awareness of the road or concentration are a factor
[quote][p][bold]jwtmusic[/bold] wrote: The sooner something is done about that appallingly inadequate road the better. DCC and DoT please take note - or, better still, take action![/p][/quote]The road may not be standard in width or shape, with lots of bends, but that only means people should drive according to the conditions of the road. I suspect in this case, as in most accidents, speed and lack of awareness of the road or concentration are a factor we-shall-see
  • Score: 18

8:21pm Mon 9 Jun 14

retry69 says...

jwtmusic wrote:
The sooner something is done about that appallingly inadequate road the better. DCC and DoT please take note - or, better still, take action!
****,totally inappropriate comment,wrong time wrong place.my sincere thoughts are with those concerned
[quote][p][bold]jwtmusic[/bold] wrote: The sooner something is done about that appallingly inadequate road the better. DCC and DoT please take note - or, better still, take action![/p][/quote]****,totally inappropriate comment,wrong time wrong place.my sincere thoughts are with those concerned retry69
  • Score: 7

8:21pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Wackerone says...

The 30 year old driver of the BMW is in a serious condition in hospital while a 24 year old passenger has been charged with driving offences. Have I missed something here?
The 30 year old driver of the BMW is in a serious condition in hospital while a 24 year old passenger has been charged with driving offences. Have I missed something here? Wackerone
  • Score: 21

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