A MAN remains in hospital fighting for his life after he was ‘struck by a broken-down Range Rover’. 

The Bournemouth man, in his 20s, was air lifted to Southampton hospital with “life threatening” injuries on Friday evening. 

He was involved in a crash with the 4X4 after it had ‘broken loose’ while being recovered onto the back of a recovery lorry in Exeter Crescent behind BH2 in Bournemouth town centre. 

Meanwhile the man in his 50s, who was also taken to hospital with serious injuries, has since been discharged from hospital, police have said. 

Bournemouth Echo:

Exeter Crescent and Exeter Road were both closed by police while paramedics and officers dealt with the incident. 

Road traffic officers were seen investigating the 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 as the air ambulance landed in the Lower Gardens shortly before 7pm on Friday, March 22. 

Bournemouth Echo: Paramedics in Exeter Road behind BH2

One woman said: "The car rolled down the road and hit people. It was being recovered by the lorry and somehow something went wrong and it rolled back, running over some people.  

“It looked like the recovery man was also hit too. One of the men had a lot of blood on his face.” 

Police sergeant Richard Stroud, of the roads policing team, said: “An investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances of what happened. Our early enquiries at the scene indicate that the Range Rover was being recovered at the time of the incident.  

“I understand the town centre was busy at the time and I am keen to hear from any witnesses who saw what happened and have not already spoken to police.  

“Also, if anyone has captured anything of relevance on CCTV or mobile phone footage, please contact Dorset Police.  

“Finally, I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while a number of closures were in place. These were essential to allow us to treat the injured people and carry out a detailed scene examination.”  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240043280.   

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.