A MAN sustained life-changing injuries in a crash at the Fleets Industrial Estate in Poole.

At 4.50am today, December 3, police received reports of a serious collision on Willis Way involving two lorries.

A Warburtons DAF lorry, driven by a man aged in his 50s and from Basingstoke, collided with a stationary DAF HGV, which was occupied by a man aged in his 30s and from Watford.

The driver from Basingstoke sustained life-changing injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital. The other man was uninjured.

A road closure was put in place at Holes Bay to enable police, ambulance and fire services to attend the scene to deal with the incident. The road reopened at 11.55am.

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And officers investigating are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Police sergeant Sarah Jones, of the traffic unit, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to the collision, who have not spoken with police yet, to please come forward.

“In addition, I am keen to hear from anyone who may have relevant dashcam footage.

“We are fully aware that the location of the incident had a major impact on the morning traffic in the area and I would like to thank everyone affected for their patience.

“The road closure that we had to put in place was absolutely necessary to enable all emergency services to deal with the incident.”

A spokesperson for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Following a request from the Ambulance, three pumps from Poole and the heavy rescue unit from Dorchester were sent to a road traffic collision involving two large goods vehicles on Willis Way, Poole.

"On arrival crews found one driver physically trapped and started work to stabilise the vehicle.

"They worked alongside the ambulance service to free the vehicles from each other by the use of Tirfor winches and released the driver by utilising the hydraulic rescue equipment.

"The casualty was left in the care of the ambulance service and was taken to hospital."

A Warburtons spokesperson added: "We can confirm one of our vehicles was involved in an accident in Poole.

"Sadly our colleague was taken hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

"Our thoughts are with him and his family.

"We are working with emergency services who are investigating the incident."

A Southern Western Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Following a call at 4.48am, we treated a male patient at the scene and transported him to hospital by land with serious leg injuries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email to SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 3:059.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.