LOCAL NEWS: Witness appeal following serious injury collision in Bournemouth

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Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward after a serious injury road traffic collision in Bournemouth.

The incident occured on Wednesday 11 December 2019 on Christchurch Road, at the junction with Derby Road, where Dorset Police were called at around 10.36pm to a collision involving a silver Honda motorcyle and a black Vauxhall Zafira.

Three male teenagers, at least two of whom were believed to have been on the motorcycle at the time of the accident, were taken to hospital.

A 17-year-old boy is believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries and a 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old man sustained serious injuries.

Their families have all been informed and are being supported by officers.

The two occupants of the Vauxhall were taken to hospital and treated for injuries that were not believed to be serious.

Road closures were put in place as emergency services dealt with the incident and for an examination of the scene to be conducted. The road was reopened at 4.40am on Thursday 12 December.

Sergeant Mark Scammell, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with those who were injured and their families. We are carrying out a full investigation to establish the exact circumstances of the collision.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident, or the manner of driving of the vehicles involved prior to please contact us.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who was driving in the area and may have relevant dashcam footage.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patients and understanding while the road closures were in place.

“As ever, these were completely necessary to allow the emergency services to respond and for a detailed examination of the scene to take place.”

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, quoting incident number 11:417.

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