Four Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on A35 in Dorset

A two-vehicle crash on the A35 near Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, injured four people and left two people and a dog trapped in a car in a ditch. The A35 has been closed in both directions, with police, fire, and ambulance services responding to the incident.

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Four Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on A35 in Dorset

Four Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on A35 in Dorset

A two-vehicle crash on the A35 near Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, has left four people injured, with two people and a dog rescued from a car that ended up in a ditch. The incident occurred at approximately 2:14 pm near The Coach House Inn.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the importance of road safety and the need for drivers to exercise caution on rural roads. It also underscores the critical role of emergency services in responding to accidents and minimizing harm to those involved.

Dorset Police received a report of the collision, with a spokesperson stating, "We were called at 2.14pm to a report of a two vehicle collision on the A35 near to Winterbourne Abbas." The crash site is described as being about two miles past Winterbourne Abbas in the direction of Bridport.

Police officers are on the scene along with fire and ambulance services. "Officers in attendance with fire and ambulance services," the Dorset Police spokesperson confirmed. The A35 has been closed at Winterbourne Abbas as crews from Dorchester and Bridport respond to the crash.

The road closure extends from the petrol station in Winterbourne Abbas to Long Bredy Hut Lane, causing heavy traffic in both directions. Dorset Police are advising motorists to seek alternative routes, with a spokesperson stating, "Road closures are in place and we would ask motorists to please seek alternative routes. Thank you for your patience and understanding."

The Dorset Echo has reached out to South Western Ambulance Service for comment as the incident remains ongoing. Further details about the conditions of those injured in the crash have not yet been released.

Key Takeaways

  • Two-vehicle crash on A35 near Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, injures 4 people.
  • Two people and a dog rescued from car that ended up in a ditch.
  • A35 closed at Winterbourne Abbas due to crash, causing heavy traffic.
  • Police, fire, and ambulance services respond to incident.
  • Motorists advised to seek alternative routes due to road closure.