A37 closed after three vehicle crash

Dorset Echo: A37 closed after three vehicle crash in West Dorset A37 closed after three vehicle crash in West Dorset

THREE people were rushed to hospital following a crash on the A37 near Dorchester.

The three-vehicle smash occurred near Wardon Hill at around 4.30pm yesterday.

Motorists faced long delays after police closed the road for around four hours.

The closure was put in place between the Red House roundabout in Yeovil and the clay pigeon raceway junction at Frome St Quintin.

Another road closure was also put in place near Holywell Cross.

Firefighters worked to release three people who had become trapped in their vehicles before they were taken to hospital.

A fourth person was treated by paramedics at the scene and a dog was also injured in the crash.

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance service said: “Two people were taken to Dorset County Hospital and the third to hospital in Yeovil.

“They were all conscious and breathing but the extent of their injuries is unknown.”

She added: “A fourth person was treated on the scene by paramedics.”

A spokesman for Dorset Fire and Rescue confirmed that two people had become physically trapped and the third was medically trapped.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: “We were called at 4.30pm |to a road traffic collision on the A37.

“The location given was at Wardon Hill and a road closure is in place between Grimstone and the Red House, Yeovil.

“Another closure is in place near Holywell.”

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7:00pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Jacy1 says...

Another accident in the aptly named Death Valley. Any plans to act on this? I doubt it. As a resident on Holywell we are now having to out up
with a number of mindless idiots raving through this tiny hamlet where a near fatal accident happened on Monday of this week.
Another accident in the aptly named Death Valley. Any plans to act on this? I doubt it. As a resident on Holywell we are now having to out up with a number of mindless idiots raving through this tiny hamlet where a near fatal accident happened on Monday of this week. Jacy1
  • Score: -3

7:03pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Jacy1 says...

Another accident in the aptly named Death Valley. Any plans to act on this? I doubt it. As a resident in Holywell we are now having to put up
with a number of mindless idiots racing through this tiny hamlet where a near fatal accident happened on Monday of this week.
Another accident in the aptly named Death Valley. Any plans to act on this? I doubt it. As a resident in Holywell we are now having to put up with a number of mindless idiots racing through this tiny hamlet where a near fatal accident happened on Monday of this week. Jacy1
  • Score: -4

8:07pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Kingeraak says...

Jacy1 wrote:
Another accident in the aptly named Death Valley. Any plans to act on this? I doubt it. As a resident on Holywell we are now having to out up
with a number of mindless idiots raving through this tiny hamlet where a near fatal accident happened on Monday of this week.
NIMBY ****.
There are three people in hospital for Christ sake...
[quote][p][bold]Jacy1[/bold] wrote: Another accident in the aptly named Death Valley. Any plans to act on this? I doubt it. As a resident on Holywell we are now having to out up with a number of mindless idiots raving through this tiny hamlet where a near fatal accident happened on Monday of this week.[/p][/quote]NIMBY ****. There are three people in hospital for Christ sake... Kingeraak
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9:13am Sat 5 Apr 14

Billy1mate says...

I hope the 3 people injured are ok but I have to say, that junction at Holywell can be dangerous, vehicles pull out of that junction and saunter up the A37 in either direction. It would benefit the residents of Holywell and everyone else that uses that part of the A37, if they attended a Dorset County Council A37 awareness presentation or better still join the Institute of Advanced Motorists. However the accident was nothing to do with that junction. The Talivan speed camera will not make any difference to the accident rate, it is down poor driving.
I hope the 3 people injured are ok but I have to say, that junction at Holywell can be dangerous, vehicles pull out of that junction and saunter up the A37 in either direction. It would benefit the residents of Holywell and everyone else that uses that part of the A37, if they attended a Dorset County Council A37 awareness presentation or better still join the Institute of Advanced Motorists. However the accident was nothing to do with that junction. The Talivan speed camera will not make any difference to the accident rate, it is down poor driving. Billy1mate
  • Score: 3

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