A PERSON has been airlifted to hospital following a serious incident in Bournemouth town centre.

Emergency services were called to a crash in Exeter Crescent, behind BH2, shortly before 7pm on Friday, March 22.

Police officers cordoned off the whole road while multiple paramedics tended to "a couple of people".

It's believed the incident involves a black Range Rover and a recovery lorry.

One woman said: "The car rolled down the road and hit people."

Road traffic officers were seen investigating a black Range Rover which had been left with its bonnet up at the bottom of the road. Chocks were also stopping the car from rolling down the slope.

Dozens of people watched on as an air ambulance landed in the Lower Gardens. Paramedics took a man to the helicopter before he was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.


Meanwhile, the cordon put up along the road meant many residents visiting the town centre who had parked in Exeter Crescent and BH2's car parks couldn't leave for a while.

One resident waiting to leave the car park said: “We haven’t been told how long it will be before we can go. The whole road has been blocked off.”

Many people stuck in the car park watched on as a crowd of paramedics attended to one person on a stretcher.

Bournemouth Echo: Air ambulance in the Lower GardensAir ambulance in the Lower Gardens (Image: Daily Echo)

Bournemouth Echo: People waiting to leavePeople waiting to leave (Image: Daily Echo)

Bournemouth Echo: Cars eventually left via the Lower GardensCars eventually left via the Lower Gardens (Image: Daily Echo)

Eventually, cars were told to leave the car park via the Lower Gardens.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "Officers are at the scene of a road traffic collision in Exeter Crescent in Bournemouth.

"Road closures are in place to allow emergency services to safely deal with the incident.

"We would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while the closures are in place."

Around six police cars were seen in Exeter Crescent as well as two ambulances.

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