OAP fighting for her life after collision with car on Dorchester Road, Weymouth

Bournemouth Echo: Police officers on Dorchester Road where an elderly woman was seriously injured Police officers on Dorchester Road where an elderly woman was seriously injured

A PENSIONER is fighting for life after being in collision with a car on a busy Weymouth road.

The elderly woman was struck as she crossed Dorchester Road at around 4pm yesterday.

She was taken to Dorset County Hospital, where it is understood doctors were battling to save her life..

Her injuries have been described as ‘serious and life-threatening’ by police.

Traffic was re-directed late in to the afternoon as Dorchester Road was closed between Littlemoor Road and Old Station Road.

Police tape cordoned off the area as officers examined the scene.

It is believed the woman is a Broadwey resident and was in volved in the collision outside Broadwey Fish & Chips and P & M Read Florist shortly after she had called in at the florist.

A member of staff at the shop called an ambulance as soon as the accident occurred.

Mark Read, owner of the shop said: “She came in the shop for a chat, like she does a couple of times a week.

“I understand that she was crossing the road when it happened. One of my staff members called for an ambulance.

“Both of the people involved live in the village. Tt’s such a shame.

“The woman is a widow. She lost her husband a couple of years ago.

“The driver of the car was also elderly.

The car involved is a red Mazda 3, registered to a local woman. The car remained at the scene as police carried out examinations.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: “We were called just before 4pm by the ambulance service. The location was outside Broadwey Fish and Chips on Dorchester Road.

“The pensioner’s injuries are life-threatening. She was taken to Dorset County Hospital and the next of kin are aware.”

He added that road closures were put in place on Dorchester Road and the road was closed for several hours while emergency services worked at he scene and crash investigators examined the area.

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10:38am Fri 25 May 12

ohcetesrod says...

Very tragic, but this goes back to the comments a few months back regarding building a bridge etc on the bypass.
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Less the 100 yards from this incident is a set of traffic lights.
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Just shows the high majority of us want to take the quickest/shortest route.
Very tragic, but this goes back to the comments a few months back regarding building a bridge etc on the bypass. . Less the 100 yards from this incident is a set of traffic lights. . Just shows the high majority of us want to take the quickest/shortest route. ohcetesrod
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10:46am Fri 25 May 12

markerpen says...

Too bad the police were in Dorchester enforcing the 'no excuse' campagn.
Too bad the police were in Dorchester enforcing the 'no excuse' campagn. markerpen
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11:07am Fri 25 May 12

kmatt says...

Very very tragic, but people please use pedestrain crossings (No excuse)
Very very tragic, but people please use pedestrain crossings (No excuse) kmatt
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11:11am Fri 25 May 12

ohcetesrod says...

markerpen wrote:
Too bad the police were in Dorchester enforcing the 'no excuse' campagn.
But it would be OK to be in Weymouth enforcing their 'no excuse' campaign?
[quote][p][bold]markerpen[/bold] wrote: Too bad the police were in Dorchester enforcing the 'no excuse' campagn.[/p][/quote]But it would be OK to be in Weymouth enforcing their 'no excuse' campaign? ohcetesrod
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12:20pm Fri 25 May 12

shazzamc63 says...

would just like to say to the people commenting on the above about crossings etc.....You do do not know the whole situation so until you do it would be best not to comment....I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion but its not always as simple as use the crossing!
would just like to say to the people commenting on the above about crossings etc.....You do do not know the whole situation so until you do it would be best not to comment....I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion but its not always as simple as use the crossing! shazzamc63
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1:23pm Fri 25 May 12

TenBobDylanThomasHardy says...

ohcetesrod, the article states the driver is a resident of Broadwey...so not taking short-cut at all, as Shazzam says, please don't pass opinion based on your assumptions.
ohcetesrod, the article states the driver is a resident of Broadwey...so not taking short-cut at all, as Shazzam says, please don't pass opinion based on your assumptions. TenBobDylanThomasHardy
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1:47pm Fri 25 May 12

ohcetesrod says...

TenBobDylanThomasHar
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ohcetesrod, the article states the driver is a resident of Broadwey...so not taking short-cut at all, as Shazzam says, please don't pass opinion based on your assumptions.
My comment is on us pedestrians taking short cuts.
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We are all guilty off doing this.
[quote][p][bold]TenBobDylanThomasHar dy[/bold] wrote: ohcetesrod, the article states the driver is a resident of Broadwey...so not taking short-cut at all, as Shazzam says, please don't pass opinion based on your assumptions.[/p][/quote]My comment is on us pedestrians taking short cuts. . We are all guilty off doing this. ohcetesrod
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2:12pm Fri 25 May 12

I am not a grockle says...

A lady has suffered a serious accident here and I don't think it's the right place to make a point about the actions of pedestrians that may or may not be at fault or the street environment - I would suggest you write a separate letter if you want to discuss those issues.

Perhaps the Echo should not open comments on stories where there is such a strong likelihood of personal distress to the victim or relatives reading the comments.
A lady has suffered a serious accident here and I don't think it's the right place to make a point about the actions of pedestrians that may or may not be at fault or the street environment - I would suggest you write a separate letter if you want to discuss those issues. Perhaps the Echo should not open comments on stories where there is such a strong likelihood of personal distress to the victim or relatives reading the comments. I am not a grockle
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2:32pm Fri 25 May 12

scooby80 says...

That part of dorchester road is quiet since the bypass opened so maybe she didnt go to the crossing but she could of been at the crossing either or i have been knocked over whilst using a crossing things arent allways what people think also since the traffic had eased on that road people of all ages go over the speed limit
That part of dorchester road is quiet since the bypass opened so maybe she didnt go to the crossing but she could of been at the crossing either or i have been knocked over whilst using a crossing things arent allways what people think also since the traffic had eased on that road people of all ages go over the speed limit scooby80
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3:40pm Fri 25 May 12

TenBobDylanThomasHardy says...

ohcet.. I misunderstood, apologies.
ohcet.. I misunderstood, apologies. TenBobDylanThomasHardy
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11:42pm Fri 25 May 12

connie68 says...

Its a straight road how did they NOT see her crossing?..it does show the importance of using the appropriate crossing, though im sure we are all guilty of that..hope she pulls through x
markerpen says...
10:46am Fri 25 May 12

Too bad the police were in Dorchester enforcing the 'no excuse' campagn.
I've no idea what difference this makes?
Its a straight road how did they NOT see her crossing?..it does show the importance of using the appropriate crossing, though im sure we are all guilty of that..hope she pulls through x markerpen says... 10:46am Fri 25 May 12 Too bad the police were in Dorchester enforcing the 'no excuse' campagn. I've no idea what difference this makes? connie68
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10:51am Sat 26 May 12

Genghis says...

I am not a grockle wrote:
A lady has suffered a serious accident here and I don't think it's the right place to make a point about the actions of pedestrians that may or may not be at fault or the street environment - I would suggest you write a separate letter if you want to discuss those issues.

Perhaps the Echo should not open comments on stories where there is such a strong likelihood of personal distress to the victim or relatives reading the comments.
Hear, hear!
[quote][p][bold]I am not a grockle[/bold] wrote: A lady has suffered a serious accident here and I don't think it's the right place to make a point about the actions of pedestrians that may or may not be at fault or the street environment - I would suggest you write a separate letter if you want to discuss those issues. Perhaps the Echo should not open comments on stories where there is such a strong likelihood of personal distress to the victim or relatives reading the comments.[/p][/quote]Hear, hear! Genghis
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4:25pm Sun 27 May 12

fedupweymouth says...

I do hope this lady pulls through and has a speedy recovery. whether she was using the crossing or not it doesnt give a driver a reason to run her over. Its a tragic accident that we dont not know the details of so lets not argue hey. Lets hope the driver is ok too, must have been a shock.
I do hope this lady pulls through and has a speedy recovery. whether she was using the crossing or not it doesnt give a driver a reason to run her over. Its a tragic accident that we dont not know the details of so lets not argue hey. Lets hope the driver is ok too, must have been a shock. fedupweymouth
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1:37pm Mon 28 May 12

61jason61 says...

this lady is suffering broken pelvis and NECK!! stop arguing and think of her family FFS.

and local resident hit her, so no short cut, although i hear the road is used to bypass the bypass by speeding motorists. although i live in wiltshire it happens this affected me, how i learnt of the incident and found this page.
this lady is suffering broken pelvis and NECK!! stop arguing and think of her family FFS. and local resident hit her, so no short cut, although i hear the road is used to bypass the bypass by speeding motorists. although i live in wiltshire it happens this affected me, how i learnt of the incident and found this page. 61jason61
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7:22am Tue 29 May 12

weymouth lady says...

What about the poor lady driver also spare a thought for her the elderly lady should have been using the crossing end of.
What about the poor lady driver also spare a thought for her the elderly lady should have been using the crossing end of. weymouth lady
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