Wareham man airlifted to hospital after scooter crash

A man in his 70s from Wareham was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital with serious injuries after a collision between his scooter and a car near Holton Heath in Dorset.

Police received a report at 11. 52 am on Tuesday 30th January 2024 of an incident on the A351 Wareham Road, near the turning to the Romany Works Business Park, involving a silver 600cc Honda scooter and a grey Ford Focus.

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A traffic diversion was put in place to allow the emergency services to treat the man and for the air ambulance to land

Road closed for seven hours

The driver of the Ford, a woman aged in her 60s from Wareham, did not sustain any injuries.

The road was closed for seven hours as the emergency services responded to the incident and the collision scene was examined. The road reopened at around 6.35 pm.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward as they carry out enquiries into the serious injury road traffic collision.

Wareham Road outside Romany Works business park
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The collision happened near the turning to the Romany Works Business Park on Wareham Road

“Keen to hear from any witnesses”

Sergeant Mike Gatfield, of the roads policing unit, said:

“Our investigation to establish the full circumstances of this incident is ongoing and I am keen to hear from any witnesses who have not already spoken to police.

“I would also urge anyone who was driving in the area and may have captured relevant dashcam footage to please make contact with us.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding while the road closures were in place. These were absolutely necessary to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident and for a detailed examination of the scene to be conducted.”

Firefighters from Poole Fire station also attended the incident, assisting with casualty care and controlling the traffic to make the area safe.

A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service said:

“We sent an air ambulance, a double-crewed land ambulance and a critical care car and conveyed one patient by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.”

The man’s family has been informed.

Contact Dorset Police

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 55240015367.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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