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.