Boy, 7, airlifted to Dorset County Hospital after head-on smash on A31

Dorset Echo: WRECKAGE: The scene of the head-on collision  between the junction of the A31 and Dullar Lane and the Roundhouse Roundabout WRECKAGE: The scene of the head-on collision between the junction of the A31 and Dullar Lane and the Roundhouse Roundabout

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy was airlifted to Dorset County Hospital with serious injuries after two cars collided head-on.

The youngster had to be cut free from the back seat of a Mitsubishi car following the crash with a Vauxhall Zafira on the A31.

He was flown to hospital by the Dorset Police helicopter.

The smash happened near the Roundhouse roundabout at around 11.40am yesterday.

The Vauxhall driver, a man in his 30s, was also flown from the scene by the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Both casualties are being treated in the Dorchester hospital for serious injuries.

PC Chris Wales, of Poole’s traffic department, said at the scene: “Two people have been airlifted by Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and the Dorset Police helicopter.

“They are serious but stable and their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

“The seven-year-old boy was in the rear seat of the Mitsubishi, and the other four people in his car are basically walking wounded.

“They have all gone to hospital.” The road was closed in both directions for several hours, between the A350 Poole Road, Roundhouse Roundabout at Sturminster Marshall and the B3075 World’s End Pub, Winterborne Zelston.

The road re-opened shortly before 4pm.

Firefighters removed the black Mitsubishi Warrior’s roof to free the boy and another passenger.

A 50-year-old woman and a 56-year-old woman were taken to Poole Hospital for treatment.

The car, carrying the boy from Upton, in Poole, and four adult members of his family, had been travelling towards Bere Regis when it was in collision with the grey Vauxhall, coming the other way.

The Vauxhall driver was a Ferndown man.

The boy is thought to have sustained abdominal fractures while the man was treated for possible arm and collar bones fractures.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call PC Chris Wales on Dorset Police on 101.

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11:49am Mon 9 Apr 12

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Does the P on the car shown in the photograph signify that the driver had recently passed the test?
A Mitsubishi Warrior is a dual cab pickup truck, has the Echo got it wrong?
I wish the best for those injured.
Does the P on the car shown in the photograph signify that the driver had recently passed the test? A Mitsubishi Warrior is a dual cab pickup truck, has the Echo got it wrong? I wish the best for those injured. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

12:03pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Laadeeda says...

Another crash on our roads this holiday weekend. Hope all involved recover.

As for the Green 'P' I believe it is a indicator to other road users of a newly qualified driver. It isn't compulsory for them to display it but is an indication to others about the drivers status.
Another crash on our roads this holiday weekend. Hope all involved recover. As for the Green 'P' I believe it is a indicator to other road users of a newly qualified driver. It isn't compulsory for them to display it but is an indication to others about the drivers status. Laadeeda

6:43pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Huey says...

hope the boy is ok
hope the boy is ok Huey

9:59pm Mon 9 Apr 12

wurzelbasher says...

Judging by the position of one of the vehicles it looks like somebody might have fallen asleep at the wheel!!
Judging by the position of one of the vehicles it looks like somebody might have fallen asleep at the wheel!! wurzelbasher

10:04pm Mon 9 Apr 12

jmc1 says...

wurzelbasher wrote:
Judging by the position of one of the vehicles it looks like somebody might have fallen asleep at the wheel!!
How the hell did you manage to come to that conclusion
[quote][p][bold]wurzelbasher[/bold] wrote: Judging by the position of one of the vehicles it looks like somebody might have fallen asleep at the wheel!![/p][/quote]How the hell did you manage to come to that conclusion jmc1

10:30pm Mon 9 Apr 12

JOE SCHMO says...

jmc1 wrote:
wurzelbasher wrote:
Judging by the position of one of the vehicles it looks like somebody might have fallen asleep at the wheel!!
How the hell did you manage to come to that conclusion
wurzelbasher is obviously an 'expert' like 'IhateBenefitScum' was with regards to the fatal crash between the dustcart and the car near Monkey's Jump.
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wurzelbasher[/bold] wrote: Judging by the position of one of the vehicles it looks like somebody might have fallen asleep at the wheel!![/p][/quote]How the hell did you manage to come to that conclusion[/p][/quote]wurzelbasher is obviously an 'expert' like 'IhateBenefitScum' was with regards to the fatal crash between the dustcart and the car near Monkey's Jump. JOE SCHMO

12:05pm Wed 11 Apr 12

ballstoit says...

Strange that the vauxhall is on the wrong side of the road, across double white lines, before a blind bend.
Not wishing to jump to conclusions or anything... just a bit 'strange' thats all.
Strange that the vauxhall is on the wrong side of the road, across double white lines, before a blind bend. Not wishing to jump to conclusions or anything... just a bit 'strange' thats all. ballstoit

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