Man Killed And Five Hurt In Crash

29 July 2010, 09:24 | Updated: 29 July 2010, 09:27

A man has died and five people have been hurt after a car and a bus collided near Blandford.

Police say the 43-year-old man from north Dorset who was driving the Ford Fiesta died from his injuries after the accident on the A357 near Shillingstone  yesterday afternoon.

Five adults on the single-decker regular service bus were described as "walking wounded''.

The driver, a 33-year-old woman from Blandford, was flown to Dorset County Hospital with suspected neck injuries and bruising.

A large section of the road between Sturminster Newton and Blandford was closed for several hours after the incident.