UPDATE: Two seriously injured after crash involving van and car closes A350 near Blandford

A350 closed near Blandford after crash involving HGV and car

A350 closed near Blandford after crash involving HGV and car

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TWO people have been seriously injured after a crash on the A350 in North Dorset.

The collision took place between a car and a box van. Six people are involved.

The A350 is likely to be closed for the next two hours at least, a spokesperson for Dorset Police said.

Diversions have been put on at the A357 Blandford to Sherborne and A30 Sherborne to Shaftesbury in both directions.

The road is closed between Durweston Bridge and Iwerne Minster.

Sergeant Dave Stroud from Dorset Police's traffic unit said: "At approximately 7am two vehicles were involved in a serious injury collision on the A350 at Steepleton bends.

"It would appear that a white Ford Fiesta travelling north on the A350 out of the county has lost control on the left hand bend and collided head on with a large goods vehicle."

Four young men were travelling in the Ford Fiesta and two men were in the lorry.

Sgt Stroud said four people had suffered slight injuries with two people from the car taken to hospital with more serious injuries.

Dorset Police were called by the ambulance service at 7am.

Dorset Fire and Rescue were also called to the scene.

Initally a force spokesperson said both the rear passengers in the car were seriously injured, including one who has reportedly suffered internal injuries.

The ambulance service later said one person had serious stomach injuries.

They were all taken to Dorset County Hospital.

The road is closed between Durweston Bridge and Iwerne Minster.

Both the Mercedes box van and the Ford Fiesta are still on the scene.

Dorset Fire and Rescue were also called to the scene.

Dorset Police were called by the ambulance service at 7am.

The police helicopter was put on standby to convey casualties to hospital but was not needed.

 

The fire service tweeted just before 7.30am this morning: 

 

 

Travel Dorset has tweeted diversion route information while the A350 is closed, advising motorists to travel on the A357 or A30:

 


 

 

 

 

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7:49pm Wed 30 Jul 14

whatever66 says...

Hope all involved make a speedy recovery
Hope all involved make a speedy recovery whatever66
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