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Accident near Gillingham leaves man battling for his life

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A Mini Cooper convertible and a Land Rover Discovery collided south of Gillingham town centre today on New Road (B3092), with one driver in a life-threatening condition.

The serious incident was reported to Dorset Police at 7:13pm today (21st June).

The purple Mini Cooper was being driven with its roof down by a Yeovil man, and due to his serious injuries, he was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

The driver of the Discovery was a 42-year old man from southern Wiltshire. He was taken to Yeovil hospital with all occupants of both vehicles, as a precaution.

Fire and ambulance services attended, and the road was closed to allow an investigation to take place.

We are carrying out a thorough investigation to establish the full circumstances of this collision.

I am appealing to any witnesses who have not already spoken to us or anyone who may have captured the incident on dashcam to please contact us.

Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding while the road closure is in place.

Police Sergeant Sarah Jones

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 21:387. Alternatively, or alternatively to stay 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.

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