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Man fighting for life after collision on "danger road"
7:30am Wednesday 29th August 2012 in News
A MAN is fighting for life after a collision with a car near Christchurch on Monday night.
The 59-year-old man from Burton remains in Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries following the collision with the Renault Clio on the B3347 Salisbury Road, just north of the junction with Stony Lane around 9.45pm on Monday.
It is believed the village resident had been enjoying some live music at The Fisherman’s Haunt pub in Winkton on Bank Holiday Monday before leaving to walk home.
Eva Slivova, 26, who works at the pub said: “We think the man is one of our regular customers.
“I think he is married but we don’t know if he has children or not. I was upstairs last night when I saw all the blue lights. They closed the road here by the pub. We don’t know what happened. It’s very sad.”
The car involved in the collision was driven by a 28-year-old woman also from Burton who was unhurt in the incident.
Police closed the road for several hours while accident investigators examined the scene.
The circumstances of the accident are not yet known but concerns about the road itself have been voiced.
Derek Beasley, 75, who lives on the road where the collision took place, said: “I was out walking my dog at 10.45pm and saw about five or six police cars with their flashing lights.
“I hadn’t heard anything prior to this but they had closed off the road and it looked fairly serious.
“One of the cars was across the road stopping traffic coming up here.
“It is a very dangerous road, people always speed around here. It’s terrible trying to get out of here in the morning.”
Burton ward councillor and parish councillor David Flagg said: “Our thoughts are obviously with the man and his family. It’s a terrible thing to have happen.
“It is a road where you have to be careful about where you cross,” he said.
“However, we do not know the circumstances of this incident and until investigations have been carried out, I would not want to speculate.”
County councillor for Burton, David Jones urged residents with concerns about the road to contact him or the parish councillors. No arrests were made and the cause of the crash is being investigated.
Any witnesses should contact PC Chris Wales at Poole Traffic Unit via 101.