Motorist who failed to stop at crash scene sought by police

Motorist who failed to stop at crash scene sought by police

Motorist who failed to stop at crash scene sought by police

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A DRIVER is being sought after they failed to stop at the scene of a crash in Weymouth.

Dorset Police said a white Peugeot Expert 1200 and a grey Skoda Fabia were travelling along Granby Way when another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction overtook the line of traffic at speed. This vehicle then braked hard causing the Peugeot and Skoda to brake also. The Skoda and the Peugeot then collided.

The Skoda suffered front end damage and had to be recovered. The Peugeot received minor damage.

The driver of the overtaking vehicle failed to stop.

The collision happened almost two weeks ago but Dorset Police are only now issuing an appeal.

Sergeant Scott Mcfarland, of Weymouth police, said: “I am appealing for anyone with information about this incident to contact Dorset Police.

“The overtaking vehicle is believed to be an estate-style Subaru Imprezza, possibly grey or silver in colour. I would like to speak with the driver of this vehicle to ascertain exactly what happened.”

It happened about 9am on Friday, April 11.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 11:90.

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5:13pm Wed 23 Apr 14

iansedwell says...

Why do the police wait so long before issuing an appeal? Surely it is best to do whilst events are fresh in the minds of those who might have witnessed the event?
Why do the police wait so long before issuing an appeal? Surely it is best to do whilst events are fresh in the minds of those who might have witnessed the event? iansedwell
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5:46pm Wed 23 Apr 14

caz maz says...

Sounds like some one wasn't traveling at the right stopping distance from the vehicle in front. It shouldn't matter how fast the vehicle in front stops you should leave enough gap for you to react in time.
Sounds like some one wasn't traveling at the right stopping distance from the vehicle in front. It shouldn't matter how fast the vehicle in front stops you should leave enough gap for you to react in time. caz maz
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5:58pm Wed 23 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

Looks like two careless/dangerous drivers here.

The one who overtook dangerously causing the oncoming vehicle to brake sharply, and the Skoda driver who was too close to the Peugeot he was following.
Looks like two careless/dangerous drivers here. The one who overtook dangerously causing the oncoming vehicle to brake sharply, and the Skoda driver who was too close to the Peugeot he was following. JackJohnson
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5:47pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Forthemajority says...

A few weeks ago I was tail gated for a couple of miles by a Silver Estate Subaru in Weymouth, all because I stuck my fingers up to him because of his dangerous driving! His driving was totally outrageous and the bloke had ONE HELL of problem with road rage. This was all after the day someone I know got killed in a head on collision on the way home because of a idiotic Subaru driver overtaking a heavy goods vehicle! I know they say don't judge a book by its cover, but I am still yet to meet a Subaru driver that doesn't drive like they are trying to win a race, real or imagined!
A few weeks ago I was tail gated for a couple of miles by a Silver Estate Subaru in Weymouth, all because I stuck my fingers up to him because of his dangerous driving! His driving was totally outrageous and the bloke had ONE HELL of problem with road rage. This was all after the day someone I know got killed in a head on collision on the way home because of a idiotic Subaru driver overtaking a heavy goods vehicle! I know they say don't judge a book by its cover, but I am still yet to meet a Subaru driver that doesn't drive like they are trying to win a race, real or imagined! Forthemajority
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