A MOTORCYCLIST remains in hospital with 'life-threatening' injuries after a crash on the A35 in Dorset.

Dorset Police was called at 5.23am on Monday, September 14, to a serious crash on the key Dorset road near the Axim Centre in Lytchett Minster.

The crash involved a white Mitsubishi Outlander and a white Keeway Logik motorcycle.

The A35 was closed between the Bakers Arms roundabout and Morden Park Corner to allow paramedics arrive at the scene and police officers to investigate the collision. 

The rider of the motorcycle, a 28-year-old man from Weymouth, sustained very serious injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, a man aged in his 40s and from Poole, was uninjured.

In a fresh update released by Dorset Police on Wednesday, September 16, a spokeswoman confirmed the motorcyclist remains in hospital with no update on his condition.

Police Sergeant Mark Scammel, of the traffic unit, said: “I am appealing to anyone who was travelling along that stretch of the A35 at the relevant time and either witnessed the collision, saw either vehicle immediately prior or has captured any relevant footage on dashcam to please contact Dorset Police.”

He also stated that while the road closure caused some disruption, he commented that it was “entirely necessary” to allow emergency services to treat the injured motorcyclist and for the vehicles to be safely recovered.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 10:40. 

Alternatively, the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted 100 per cent anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call 0800 555 111.