Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the A31 between Winterbourne Zelston and Bere Regis are renewing their appeal for witnesses to come forward – among them are the occupants of a small green hatchback with whom they wish to speak.
The collision, in which a blue Subaru car travelling west overtook a heavy goods vehicle and collided with a Skoda travelling in the opposite direction, occurred at around 5.55pm on Monday 24 March 2014.
The impact forced the Skoda back into the hedge at the side of the road and caused the driver to sustain fatal injuries. The two passengers in this vehicle received serious injuries which required hospital treatment.
The Subaru car also collided with a black Mercedes, before coming to rest in the middle of the road.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to this collision and are particularly keen to speak to the driver, and any passengers, of a green hatch back style car that was at the scene but did not stop – possibly unaware of the events that followed.
Police Sergeant Jon Wren, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said “During the early stages of the Subaru’s overtake it appears that a small green hatch back car may have been forced to take avoiding action. We would very much like to hear from the driver or passengers from this car. They are not implicated in the collision but may be important witnesses to our investigation. I would urge them to get in contact with police as soon as possible.
“Any witnesses that have not already spoken to the police should call the non-emergency number 101 and ask for PC 1294 Chris Smith from the Poole Traffic Unit.”
A 28-year-old man from Taunton was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 24:368. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.