DRIVERS are being urged to be safe and heed advice after a week of carnage of Dorset’s roads.
Police and highways officials have issued warnings after crashes which resulted in two fatalities and three people seriously injured, plus a number of other road incidents – in just five days.
Investigations into the causes of these collisions are ongoing. However officers have issued a general warning reminding motorists not to take unnecessary risks.
The two road tragedies on the roads in west Dorset this week, plus news that a man involved in a crash near Dorchester two months ago had sadly died of his injuries, has added to the grim tally of people dying on the roads this year.
Last year, a total of 16 people were killed on Dorset’s roads. No official figures are available for this year – but it is understood at least 11 people have died in road tragedies so far.
The Dorset Echo reported last Saturday how a ‘reckless’ biker had been jailed after he crashed on the A35 and left a 16-year-old girl and another man with life changing injuries.
Then in the past week:
- A woman was seriously injured after being struck by a reversing car in a car park on Portland on Sunday afternoon
- A 68-year-old woman died in a four car pile-up on the A35 Charmouth bypass on Sunday evening
- A woman was cut free from a car after a crash on the A31 at Stag Gate on Monday. The injuries were not life threatening
- Also on Monday, a driver had a lucky escape after a car flipped over on Dorchester Road, Weymouth
- It was announced on Monday that a 77-year-old man injured in a crash near West Stafford on March 14 had died in hospital from his injuries
- A 37-year-old Somerset man died and another man,…
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