Investigation After Deer Smashes Through Van

Police are appealing for the driver of a vehicle to come forward after a collision on the border between Dorset and Somerset resulting in a man sustaining injuries after the van he was travelling in was struck by a deer.

Police were called to the scene, 300 metres inside the Dorset border near to Mosterton on the B3066, just before 7.30am on the morning of Wednesday 18 August 2010.

Upon arrival, officers found that a deer had passed through the windscreen of a grey Renault van.

A passenger in the van, a 44-year-old man from Crewkerne, had been knocked unconscious and sustained serious facial injuries.

PC Rodger Clark, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Department, said:

“We understand that another vehicle came into contact with the deer, prior to the animal striking the Renault van.

“We believe this second vehicle was a Volvo and that it was travelling out of Dorset towards Somerset.

“We are appealing for the driver of this vehicle to come forward.

“We are also appealing for witnesses to the collision and events leading up to it, and anyone with information on the second vehicle, to contact Dorset Police and quote incident number 18:78.”    

The injured passenger is being treated at Yeovil Hospital.