Car hits ambulance in Poole

6 April 2010, 13:23 | Updated: 6 April 2010, 16:31

Police in Poole are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a collision on Good Friday between an ambulance and a private car – with the car failing to stop at the scene of the non-injury collision.

At about 2.20pm on Friday, 2 April 2010, a collision occurred on Poole Road, near the junction with St Aldhelm’s Road in the Branksome area of Poole, in which a black saloon car collided with a marked emergency ambulance.

Sergeant Simon Perry, of Poole police station, says:

“The ambulance was travelling towards Westbourne on its way to an incident with emergency horns and lights being operated to warn other traffic.

“At the junction a black saloon car – which was travelling in the same direction as the ambulance – collided with the nearside of the ambulance and then drove off towards Westbourne without stopping.

“Part of the front offside bumper and headlamp glass from the car were left at the scene of the collision and I am examining this debris, as well as CCTV pictures of the scene, in order to identify the car and the driver. No-one was injured.

“I need to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision and from anyone who knows the identity of the black car, or of the driver who failed to stop at the scene of the collision.”


Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 or 01305 22 22 22 or Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111