POLICE have issued an appeal for witnesses following a serious crash involving two lorries.

Officers investigating the collision are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The incident, which happened on Willis Way at the Fleets Industrial Estate in Poole, was reported at 4.50am on Thursday, 3 December.

A DAF HGV lorry, driven by a man from Basingstoke in his 50s, collided with another DAF HGV lorry, which was stationary and occupied by a man in his 30s from Watford.

Four fire crews attended the incident and assisted in freeing one of the drivers who was trapped.

The driver from Basingstoke sustained life-changing injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital. The other man was uninjured.

A road closure was put in place at Holes Bay to enable police, ambulance and fire services to attend the scene to deal with the incident. The road reopened at 11.55am.

Police sergeant Sarah Jones, of the traffic unit, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to the collision, who have not spoken with police yet, to please come forward.

“In addition, I am keen to hear from anyone who may have relevant dashcam footage.

“We are fully aware that the location of the incident had a major impact on the morning traffic in the area and I would like to thank everyone affected for their patience. The road closure that we had to put in place was absolutely necessary to enable all emergency services to deal with the incident.”

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 3:059.

Alternatively, or alternatively to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.