A MAN is fighting for his life in hospital following a serious crash.

Dorset Police received a report at 7.27am on Tuesday, June 8 of a two-vehicle collision, which involved a silver Toyota and a blue Subaru, on an unclassified road near to Keepers Cottage, in the area of Gainsborough Hill south of Sherborne.

The driver of the Toyota – a man aged in his 50s from the Sherborne area – sustained serious injuries and was taken to Yeovil District Hospital. He was subsequently transferred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol where he remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the Subaru – woman aged in her 50s from the Bradford Abbas area – sustained minor injuries.

The road was closed while emergency services responded to the incident and an examination of the scene was carried out. It was reopened shortly before 10am.

Officers investigating the crash are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

Police Constable Jay Griffin, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the man who was seriously injured and his family at this time. We are carrying out a full investigation to establish the circumstances of this collision.

“I would urge any witnesses or anyone who may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101 and quote occurrence number 55210090535.

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