A DRIVER is fighting for life following a crash on a country road.

Police were called to the unclassified road near Keepers Cottage in the Gainsborough Hill area near Sherborne at 7.27am yesterday.

The collision involved a silver Toyota and a blue Subaru.

The driver of the Toyota – a man aged in his 50s from the Sherborne area – suffered serious injuries and was taken to Yeovil District Hospital. He was later transferred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol where he remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the Subaru – a woman aged in her 50s from the Bradford Abbas area – sustained minor injuries.

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The road was closed while emergency services responded to the incident and an examination of the scene was carried out. It was reopened shortly before 10am.

Police Constable Jay Griffin, of the traffic unit, said: "Our thoughts are with the man who was seriously injured and his family at this time. We are carrying out a full investigation to establish the circumstances of this collision.

"I would urge any witnesses or anyone who may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam to please contact us."

Information to Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55210090535, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.