Teenage girl fighting for life after crash on the A30 Sherborne Causeway

Bournemouth Echo: Teenager left fighting for life after late-night crash Teenager left fighting for life after late-night crash

A TEENAGE girl is fighting for her life after a road accident in north Dorset late on Monday night.

The 16-year-old from Shaftesbury suffered serious head injuries when a silver Volkswagen Polo crashed on the A30 Sherborne Causeway at 11.20pm.

The driver of the vehicle, a 20-year-old man from Blandford, was also injured and both were taken to Yeovil Hospital.

The road was closed for several hours to allow police to carry out a forensic examination of the scene.

Details of the accident have not been released but it is believed to have involved just one vehicle which left the road.

A spokesman from South Western Ambulance Service said paramedics were called to the scene by the Fire Service.

He said: “The call came in at 11.39pm about an accident on the junction between Sherborne Causeway and Lox Lane.

“One female was in and out of consciousness. She was trapped inside the vehicle and cut free by firefighters.

“There was one male casualty with minor injuries,” he added.

Two fire crews from Shaftesbury attended the scene and discovered one casualty in the vehicle and one medically trapped on arrival.

They treated the casualty outside the vehicle until ambulance personnel arrived and then removed the roof of the vehicle using hydraulic cutting equipment.

The casualty was removed and the vehicle made safe.

Dorset Police officers have launched an investigation and have appealed for witnesses to the incident or anyone who saw the vehicle before the accident to call the Western Traffic Department on 101, quoting incident number 444:30.

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9:28am Tue 1 Jul 14

rudolph_hucker says...

Yet again
Yet again rudolph_hucker
  • Score: -13

10:03am Tue 1 Jul 14

hamworthygirl says...

Prayers and thoughts with her and the family for her recovery.
Prayers and thoughts with her and the family for her recovery. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 12

12:01pm Tue 1 Jul 14

suzigirl says...

My thoughts are with her and her family. Hope she recovers.......
My thoughts are with her and her family. Hope she recovers....... suzigirl
  • Score: 8

2:16pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

My thought and best wishes are with the families, friends and both injured people, I hope they make a full recovery.
My thought and best wishes are with the families, friends and both injured people, I hope they make a full recovery. Hessenford
  • Score: 7

4:31pm Tue 1 Jul 14

MotorbikeSam says...

it keeps happening but does anybody care ????? when ever I comment that cars need to slow down and if they don'tneed be forced to I am told that speed is ok it does not cause a problem ... I can think of many parents that will disagree now !!
it keeps happening but does anybody care ????? when ever I comment that cars need to slow down and if they don'tneed be forced to I am told that speed is ok it does not cause a problem ... I can think of many parents that will disagree now !! MotorbikeSam
  • Score: -9

5:40pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Huey says...

MotorbikeSam wrote:
it keeps happening but does anybody care ????? when ever I comment that cars need to slow down and if they don'tneed be forced to I am told that speed is ok it does not cause a problem ... I can think of many parents that will disagree now !!
I would say that a far greater problem is people driving beyond their abilities, regardless of speed.
That is when accidents happen.
[quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: it keeps happening but does anybody care ????? when ever I comment that cars need to slow down and if they don'tneed be forced to I am told that speed is ok it does not cause a problem ... I can think of many parents that will disagree now !![/p][/quote]I would say that a far greater problem is people driving beyond their abilities, regardless of speed. That is when accidents happen. Huey
  • Score: 15

6:04pm Tue 1 Jul 14

MotorbikeSam says...

Huey wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
it keeps happening but does anybody care ????? when ever I comment that cars need to slow down and if they don'tneed be forced to I am told that speed is ok it does not cause a problem ... I can think of many parents that will disagree now !!
I would say that a far greater problem is people driving beyond their abilities, regardless of speed.
That is when accidents happen.
well said... another one who care not that our young people are being killed in large numbers when you put a 20 year old in a car that is can reach100mph .. its about time cars for young people were restricted like lorries are .....
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: it keeps happening but does anybody care ????? when ever I comment that cars need to slow down and if they don'tneed be forced to I am told that speed is ok it does not cause a problem ... I can think of many parents that will disagree now !![/p][/quote]I would say that a far greater problem is people driving beyond their abilities, regardless of speed. That is when accidents happen.[/p][/quote]well said... another one who care not that our young people are being killed in large numbers when you put a 20 year old in a car that is can reach100mph .. its about time cars for young people were restricted like lorries are ..... MotorbikeSam
  • Score: -1

6:24pm Tue 1 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

MotorbikeSam wrote:
it keeps happening but does anybody care ????? when ever I comment that cars need to slow down and if they don'tneed be forced to I am told that speed is ok it does not cause a problem ... I can think of many parents that will disagree now !!
FFS. What is not to say it was down to a mobile phone causing a distraction? Why the knee jerk reaction every single time?

We've already seen the stats that confirmed that on the A31 (?) (or was it A35?) that speed was only the prominent cause of the accident in 5% of traffic 'accidents'.

How about waiting for some facts and simply wish all involved and their close ones the best and hope she pulls through ok?
[quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: it keeps happening but does anybody care ????? when ever I comment that cars need to slow down and if they don'tneed be forced to I am told that speed is ok it does not cause a problem ... I can think of many parents that will disagree now !![/p][/quote]FFS. What is not to say it was down to a mobile phone causing a distraction? Why the knee jerk reaction every single time? We've already seen the stats that confirmed that on the A31 (?) (or was it A35?) that speed was only the prominent cause of the accident in 5% of traffic 'accidents'. How about waiting for some facts and simply wish all involved and their close ones the best and hope she pulls through ok? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 10

7:43pm Tue 1 Jul 14

melting pot says...

Speed does not kill you. Its the sudden deceleration that kills you. Simple physics really........Maybe if the police ditched the speed kills campaign and concentrated on dealing with other driving behaviours that may help reduce casualties.

Hope she pulls through though
Speed does not kill you. Its the sudden deceleration that kills you. Simple physics really........Maybe if the police ditched the speed kills campaign and concentrated on dealing with other driving behaviours that may help reduce casualties. Hope she pulls through though melting pot
  • Score: 0

10:25am Wed 2 Jul 14

hadvar says...

IF I recall, that road is long and straight. People often go very quickly indeed along there.
IF I recall, that road is long and straight. People often go very quickly indeed along there. hadvar
  • Score: 0

2:09pm Wed 2 Jul 14

MotorbikeSam says...

melting pot wrote:
Speed does not kill you. Its the sudden deceleration that kills you. Simple physics really........Maybe if the police ditched the speed kills campaign and concentrated on dealing with other driving behaviours that may help reduce casualties.

Hope she pulls through though
haha you make me laugh ( well you would if it wasn't so serious) the excuses just so you can keep you peddle to the metal ,you know it is the speed you are traveling at that cause the injury or death, if all cars were reduce to 50 mph the death rate would drop. And if it is not speed that kills why do we have speed limits ?????? or would you advocate a free for all ...
[quote][p][bold]melting pot[/bold] wrote: Speed does not kill you. Its the sudden deceleration that kills you. Simple physics really........Maybe if the police ditched the speed kills campaign and concentrated on dealing with other driving behaviours that may help reduce casualties. Hope she pulls through though[/p][/quote]haha you make me laugh ( well you would if it wasn't so serious) the excuses just so you can keep you peddle to the metal ,you know it is the speed you are traveling at that cause the injury or death, if all cars were reduce to 50 mph the death rate would drop. And if it is not speed that kills why do we have speed limits ?????? or would you advocate a free for all ... MotorbikeSam
  • Score: -2

2:40pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Stereotyped says...

MotorbikeSam wrote:
melting pot wrote:
Speed does not kill you. Its the sudden deceleration that kills you. Simple physics really........Maybe if the police ditched the speed kills campaign and concentrated on dealing with other driving behaviours that may help reduce casualties.

Hope she pulls through though
haha you make me laugh ( well you would if it wasn't so serious) the excuses just so you can keep you peddle to the metal ,you know it is the speed you are traveling at that cause the injury or death, if all cars were reduce to 50 mph the death rate would drop. And if it is not speed that kills why do we have speed limits ?????? or would you advocate a free for all ...
Compare stats for crashes on our motorways, with a 70mph limit... to those of the Autobahn where it is a "free for all" as you describe.

Speed does not kill...incompetence does.
[quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melting pot[/bold] wrote: Speed does not kill you. Its the sudden deceleration that kills you. Simple physics really........Maybe if the police ditched the speed kills campaign and concentrated on dealing with other driving behaviours that may help reduce casualties. Hope she pulls through though[/p][/quote]haha you make me laugh ( well you would if it wasn't so serious) the excuses just so you can keep you peddle to the metal ,you know it is the speed you are traveling at that cause the injury or death, if all cars were reduce to 50 mph the death rate would drop. And if it is not speed that kills why do we have speed limits ?????? or would you advocate a free for all ...[/p][/quote]Compare stats for crashes on our motorways, with a 70mph limit... to those of the Autobahn where it is a "free for all" as you describe. Speed does not kill...incompetence does. Stereotyped
  • Score: 3

2:53pm Wed 2 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

MotorbikeSam wrote:
melting pot wrote:
Speed does not kill you. Its the sudden deceleration that kills you. Simple physics really........Maybe if the police ditched the speed kills campaign and concentrated on dealing with other driving behaviours that may help reduce casualties.

Hope she pulls through though
haha you make me laugh ( well you would if it wasn't so serious) the excuses just so you can keep you peddle to the metal ,you know it is the speed you are traveling at that cause the injury or death, if all cars were reduce to 50 mph the death rate would drop. And if it is not speed that kills why do we have speed limits ?????? or would you advocate a free for all ...
Still concentrating on the minor and ignoring the major?

Ok if you feel it is right for you.

I'm off for a triple burger, supersize chips and a double snickers ice-cream - with a diet coke.
[quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melting pot[/bold] wrote: Speed does not kill you. Its the sudden deceleration that kills you. Simple physics really........Maybe if the police ditched the speed kills campaign and concentrated on dealing with other driving behaviours that may help reduce casualties. Hope she pulls through though[/p][/quote]haha you make me laugh ( well you would if it wasn't so serious) the excuses just so you can keep you peddle to the metal ,you know it is the speed you are traveling at that cause the injury or death, if all cars were reduce to 50 mph the death rate would drop. And if it is not speed that kills why do we have speed limits ?????? or would you advocate a free for all ...[/p][/quote]Still concentrating on the minor and ignoring the major? Ok if you feel it is right for you. I'm off for a triple burger, supersize chips and a double snickers ice-cream - with a diet coke. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

11:40pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Shaftesburygirl says...

PLEASE stop this commenting on driving this poor girl has lost her young life!!! This is NOT the time to argue! Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this young girl stolen too soon xxx
PLEASE stop this commenting on driving this poor girl has lost her young life!!! This is NOT the time to argue! Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this young girl stolen too soon xxx Shaftesburygirl
  • Score: 8

11:53pm Wed 2 Jul 14

dylexic bobert says...

R.I.P.
R.I.P. dylexic bobert
  • Score: 0

12:04am Thu 3 Jul 14

lady-of-leisure says...

Such a tragic accident. Another young life lost, a family in perpetual grief. My thoughts and sympathies are with this young girls family, but too with the driver and his family. No-one expects their day to end in such an horrific way!
Such a tragic accident. Another young life lost, a family in perpetual grief. My thoughts and sympathies are with this young girls family, but too with the driver and his family. No-one expects their day to end in such an horrific way! lady-of-leisure
  • Score: -3
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