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Witness appeal following serious injury collision in East Dorset

Witnesses or motorists with dashcam are being urged to come forward as officers investigate a serious injury road traffic collision in East Dorset.

Dorset Police received a report at 3.48am on Monday 25 March 2024 of a collision involving a grey Land Rover Evoque, a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter ambulance and a pedestrian on the eastbound carriageway of the A31 between the Woolsbridge Roundabout and the Ashley Heath Roundabout.

Emergency services attended and road closures were put in place as they responded to the incident.

The pedestrian, a woman aged in her 50s, was taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries. 

The road was reopened shortly after 5am.

Sergeant Mark Scammell, of the Roads Policing Team, said: “We are carrying out a number of enquiries as we seek to establish the full circumstances of this collision and I am urging any witnesses to please contact us.
“I would also ask any motorists with dashcam fitted to their vehicle who were travelling along the A31 in the Ashley Heath area around the relevant time to please check their footage for anything that might assist our enquiries.
“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding while the road was closed.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email at or by calling 101, quoting incident number 25:39. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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