LiveUPDATE: Two dead in accident on Weymouth Way

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Summary

  • Two people and a dog have died in a fatal collision on Weymouth Way
  • The road is closed between Chafeys roundabout and Westwey Road.
  • Police and road ambulance crews are in attendance.
  • Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses

7:32pm

Now that we have received the police statement we are going to close the live blog. We will keep you informed of any updates. Our thoughts are with the families of the two people who have died.

7:19pm

Here's the full statement from Dorset Police:

"Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision that occurred at 5.08pm today, Saturday, April 26 near to Chafeys Roundabout, Weymouth.

"Immediately prior to the collision a large, bronze-coloured Honda motorcycle was seen to travel from Westwey Road junction towards Chafeys Roundabout. During this journey the motorcycle collided with a female pedestrian and a dog, causing fatal injuries to all three.

"Any witnesses to the riding of the motorcycle or the movements of the pedestrian who have not already spoken to police are asked to contact PC Andy Loveless of the Weymouth Traffic Department by calling 101.

"Police are still at the scene and thank the public for their patience while a thorough investigation is being carried out."

7:06pm

Dorset Police have just confirmed that two people have died in the accident.

The road is still closed while investigations are carried out

6:39pm

6:34pm

Here is a picture of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance leaving the scene

Dorset Echo:

6:23pm

Dorset Echo:

6:21pm

The air ambulance is preparing to leave the scene. There is no casualty on board.

6:12pm

Chief reporter Samantha Harman is at the scene.

She has just spoken to police officers who say the accident is serious but are unable to give us any more information at this point.

Traffic is heavy on the diversion route.

6:11pm

The air ambulance has landed in the road behind a police cordon.

Traffic is being diverted via Goldcroft Road

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