Appeal Following Serious Collision

Appeal Following Serious Injury Collision In North Dorset

Update (22/10): A 63-year-old man from Somerset has been  arrested on suspicion of a driving offence and released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries and would urge any witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with dashcam footage to come forward following a serious injury collision in a north Dorset village.

At 3.29pm on Wednesday 20 October 2021 officers were called to Hazelbury Bryan Primary School in Thickthorn Lane at Droop, near Hazelbury Bryan, to reports of a serious injury collision involving an articulated lorry and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a man aged in his 70s, sustained life-threatening injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital for treatment. The lorry driver was uninjured.

The road was closed while emergency services treated the injured man and collision investigators examined the scene.

Police Constable Michael Burt, of the traffic unit, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoke with police, or may have captured the collision on dashcam, to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would like to thank residents and motorists for their patience during the road closures, which were entirely necessary to allow us to respond to the incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101 quoting incident number DOR-20211020-0509. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.

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