Witness appeal following road traffic collision near Dorchester


OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision near Dorchester to come forward.

At around 5.20pm on Saturday, September 9th, a blue Yamaha motorcycle and a black Yamaha motorcycle were involved in a collision on westbound carriageway of the A35 Puddletown bypass.

The ambulance service attended and the riders of the motorcycles – a 53-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman both from Weymouth – were taken to hospital as a precaution and later released.

Detective Constable Declan Cummings, of Weymouth CID, said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision who has not already spoken to police to please contact me.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone with information in relation to the manner of riding of either motorcycle immediately prior to the collision.”

A 53-year-old Weymouth man has been charged with dangerous driving and appeared at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Monday, September 11th. He is next due to appear at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday, October 12th.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55170140648. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Bridport & Beaminster Reporter| Lottie is currently studying for an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism through a distance learning course and joined the paper in April 2014 on a freelance basis, becoming a staff reporter in January 2015. She is now the reporter for the View From Bridport and View From Beaminster papers.