Cyclist airlifted to hospital after collision with van near Wareham

A man in his 30s has received serious injuries after a collision with a van on Bere Road near Wareham.

Dorset Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened near to The Silent Woman pub, and was reported to police at 7.45 pm on Thursday 19th January 2023.

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Police appeal for information

The collision involved a white Citroen Dispatch van, driven by a local man in his 50s, and a male cyclist from Poole in his 30s.

The cyclist was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

Police constable Tracey Downer, of the traffic unit, said:

“I am appealing for any witnesses to the collision who have not yet spoken with police to please come forward.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have relevant dashcam footage that could assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230009837.

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

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