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24 August 2014, 08:23
Dorset Police are investigating after a man was hit by one of their patrol cars near Sherborne.
Police say at 6.06pm on Saturday 23 August a road traffic collision occurred on the B3146 at Osehill Green just off the A352 toward Glanvilles Wootton between Dorchester and Sherborne.
A Dorset Police vehicle was following a black Peugeot GTI which failed to stop as requested.
The Peugeot left the road and collided with a road sign. The male driver got out of the Peugeot and the police car that was following then collided with him.
A 28-year-old man from Yeovil sustained a serious injury to his arm and was taken to Dorset County Hospital. He was arrested for driving related offences.
A road closure was in place between the junction of the A352 with the B3146 and at the junction of the B3146 and Park Lane to allow specialist officers to investigate the scene.
Police Sergeant Dave Stroud, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said:
“I am appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward and contact police.
“I would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of either vehicle leading up to the collision.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 23:402. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.