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17 August 2015, 10:10
A 94-year-old woman's been killed, and three men are seriously injured, in a head-on crash in Dorset.
At approximately 2.15pm on Sunday (16 August), a two vehicle head-on collision happened on the A352 at Hethfelton near Wool between a white Hyundai and a blue Ford Fiesta.
The front seat passenger of the Fiesta – an 86-year-old woman from Swanage – sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed and the coroner notified.
The rear seat passenger of the Fiesta, a 51-year-old man from Swanage, suffered very serious injuries and was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital where he remains in a life threatening condition.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 36-year-old man from Wareham, suffered serious injuries and is receiving treatment at Poole Hospital.
The driver of the Fiesta, a 60-year-old man from Australia, suffered serious spinal injuries and was also taken to Poole Hospital. Both drivers had to be cut free from their vehicles by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service.
The A352 remained closed until 8.50pm to allow collision investigators to examine the scene and clear the road.
Police Sergeant Nikki Burt, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said:
“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or either vehicle being driven prior to the incident to please call me on 101.
“All calls will be treated in strict confidence.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 16:286. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.